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a small leafhopper (Circulifer tenellus) that transmits a very destructive virus to sugar beets
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nounThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A small insect (Eutettix tenellus) that transmits a destructive viral disease to plants, especially sugar beets, in the United States.