Definitions for FLEAfli
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
any small, flattened, wingless, bloodsucking insect of the order Siphonaptera, parasitic upon mammals and birds and noted for its ability to leap.
any of various small beetles and crustaceans that leap like a flea, as the beach flea.
Category: Entomology, Invertebrates
Idioms for flea:
flea in one's ear, a rebuke. a broad hint.
Origin of flea:
bef. 900; ME fle, OE flēah, flēa
any wingless bloodsucking parasitic insect noted for ability to leap
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a small jumping insect that bites animals
The dog has fleas.
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
Translations for FLEA
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a type of small blood-sucking insect that jumps instead of flying and lives on the bodies of animals or people.
- pulgaPortuguese (BR)
- der FlohGerman
- ورږه، كيكهPashto
- 跳蚤Chinese (Trad.)
- پسّو، چھوٹا پھدکنے والا حشرہUrdu
- bọ chétVietnamese
- 跳蚤Chinese (Simp.)
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