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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cyclops, water flea(noun)

    minute free-swimming freshwater copepod having a large median eye and pear-shaped body and long antennae used in swimming; important in some food chains and as intermediate hosts of parasitic worms that affect man e.g. Guinea worms

  2. daphnia, water flea(noun)

    minute freshwater crustacean having a round body enclosed in a transparent shell; moves about like a flea by means of hairy branched antennae


  1. water flea(Noun)

    Any of various aquatic crustacea characterised by their jumping or jerky mode of swimming; mostly species of Daphnia.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Water flea

    any one of numerous species of small aquatic Entomostraca belonging to the genera Cyclops, Daphnia, etc; -- so called because they swim with sudden leaps, or starts

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