- saliva; spit
- the frothy secretion of larval spittlebugs
Origin: earlier spettle < ME spetil < OE spætl, var. of spatl: for IE base see spew
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- Spit; saliva.
- The frothy liquid secreted by spittlebugs.
Origin: Middle English spitel, alteration (influenced by spit1) of spatel, from Old English spātl.
spittle - Medical Definition