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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

fleafli(n.)

  1. any small, flattened, wingless, bloodsucking insect of the order Siphonaptera, parasitic upon mammals and birds and noted for its ability to leap.

    Category: Entomology

  2. any of various small beetles and crustaceans that leap like a flea, as the beach flea.

    Category: Entomology, Invertebrates

Idioms for flea:

  1. flea in one's ear, a rebuke. a broad hint.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of flea:

bef. 900; ME fle, OE flēah, flēa

Princeton's WordNet

  1. flea(noun)

    any wingless bloodsucking parasitic insect noted for ability to leap

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. flea(noun)fli

    a small jumping insect that bites animals

    The dog has fleas.

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

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.


Translations for FLEA

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

flea(noun)

a type of small blood-sucking insect that jumps instead of flying and lives on the bodies of animals or people.

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