Definition and Meanings for flea

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Part of Speech of flea

transitive verb, noun

Etymology of flea

see flay oe. fle, flee, as. fle, fle; akin to d. vtoo, ohg. fl, g. floh, icel. fl, russ. blocha; prob. from the root of e. flee. flee

Meaning of flea

as transitive verb

  • to flay.

as 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 (ctenocephalides canis, formerly pulex canis) and the smaller cat flea (ctenocephalides felis) take its place. see aphaniptera, and dog flea. see illustration in appendix.
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