Definition of spittlebug in English:


Syllabification: spit·tle·bug
Pronunciation: /ˈspitlˌbəg


  • another term for froghopper.
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    • The tiny spittlebug, or froghopper, leaped into the scientific spotlight in a July 2003 issue of the journal Nature.
    • The froghopper is also known as the spittlebug.
    • The expectorating nymph is better known as a spittlebug.

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