Jassidae

noun
family of small leafhoppers coextensive with the Cicadellidae and not distinguished from it in some classifications
Syn: ↑family Jassidae
Hypernyms: ↑arthropod family
Member Holonyms: ↑Homoptera, ↑suborder Homoptera
Member Meronyms: ↑leafhopper

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\\ˈjasəˌdē\ noun plural
Usage: capitalized
Etymology: New Latin, from Jassus, type genus (from Latin Iassus, Iasus, ancient town in southwestern Asia Minor, from Greek Iassos, Iasos) + -idae
: a family of leafhoppers:
a. in some classifications : a family coextensive with Cicadellidae
b. : a large cosmopolitan family of small usually slender leafhoppers that have the ocelli near the margin of the vertex and that include many economically significant pests of cultivated plants some of which (as the beet leafhopper) transmit plant diseases — compare tettigellidae

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