"flea-beetle" Definition

  1. n. A small beetle of the family Halticidae, of many species. They have strong posterior legs and leap like fleas. The turnip flea-beetle (Phyllotreta vittata) and that of the grapevine (Graptodera chalybea) are common injurious species.

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Position in dictionary: 38254 of 111710 words.
Word Type: n.,
Words that start with "flea-beetle": 1
Words that end with "flea-beetle": 1
Words that contain "flea-beetle": 1
Next words in dictionary: flea-bite, flea-bitten, flea-louse, fleabane, fleagh, fleak, fleaking, fleam, fleamy, flear
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