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Princeton's WordNet

  1. flea(noun)

    any wingless bloodsucking parasitic insect noted for ability to leap

Webster Dictionary

  1. Flea(verb)

    to flay

  2. Flea(noun)

    an insect belonging to the genus Pulex, of the order Aphaniptera. Fleas are destitute of wings, but have the power of leaping energetically. The bite is poisonous to most persons. The human flea (Pulex irritans), abundant in Europe, is rare in America, where the dog flea (P. canis) takes its place. See Aphaniptera, and Dog flea. See Illustration in Appendix

  3. Origin: [See Flay.]

Freebase

  1. Flea

    Fleas are the insects forming the order Siphonaptera. They are wingless, with mouthparts adapted for piercing skin and sucking blood. Fleas are external parasites, living by hematophagy off the blood of mammals and birds. Some flea species include: ⁕Cat flea ⁕Dog flea ⁕Human flea ⁕Moorhen flea ⁕Northern rat flea ⁕Oriental rat flea Over 2,000 species have been described worldwide.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Flea

    flē, n. a well-known wingless insect of great agility, ectoparasitic on warm-blooded animals.—ns. Flea′-bane, a genus of plants which emit a strong smell said to have the power of driving away fleas; Flea′-bite, the bite of a flea: a small mark caused by the bite: (fig.) a trifle.—adj. Flea′-bit′ten, bitten by fleas: (fig.) mean: having small reddish spots on a lighter ground, of horses.—A flea in one's ear, a caution, rebuff, anything specially irritating. [A.S. fléah; cf. Ger. floh, Dut. vloo.]

Anagrams for FLEA »

  1. Alef

  2. Lafe

  3. Leaf

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of FLEA in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of FLEA in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ogden Nash:

    A flea and a fly

  2. Michel de Montaigne:

    Man is certainly stark mad; he cannot make a flea, yet he makes gods by the dozens.

  3. Steve Smith:

    Mr. Zarauskas is a sporadically employed New Jersey construction worker who likes to go to flea markets, he was never present when a tusk crossed the border, and we think any suggestion that he knew the tusks were illegal is shaky.

  4. Thomas Steinemann:

    People who wear costume contacts or colored contacts that they find at the dollar store or the flea market usually end up in my office needing treatment of some kind, i see patients all the time who come in who may wear colored lenses and they talk about how they ’re not comfortable and they ca n’t always see well.

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