Definition of Flea

1. Noun. Any wingless bloodsucking parasitic insect noted for ability to leap.




Definition of Flea

1. v. t. To flay.

2. n. 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.

Definition of Flea

1. Noun. A small, wingless, parasitic insect of the order ''Siphonaptera'', renowned for its bloodsucking habits and jumping abilities. ¹

2. Noun. A thing of no significance. ¹

3. Verb. (obsolete spelling of flay) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Flea

1. a parasitic insect [n -S]

Medical Definition of Flea

1. 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. A flea in the ear, an unwelcome hint or unexpected reply, annoying like a flea; an irritating repulse; as, to put a flea in one's ear; to go away with a flea in one's ear. Beach flea, Black flea, etc. See Beach, etc. Origin: OE. Fle, flee, AS. Flea, fleah; akin to D, OHG. Flh, G. Floh, Icel. Fl, Russ. Blocha; prob. From the root of E. Flee. 84. See Flee. (30 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Flea

flaxlike
flaxseed
flaxseed oil
flaxseeds
flaxweed
flaxweeds
flaxy
flay
flayed
flayer
flayers
flaying
flayings
flays
flaysome
flea (current term)
flea-beetle
flea-bitten
flea-bitten kidney
flea-borne typhus
flea-lice
flea-louse
flea-ridden
flea bag
flea bags
flea beetle
flea beetles
flea bite
flea circus
flea in one's ear

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