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 Dictionary entry overview: What does flea mean? 

FLEA (noun)
  The noun FLEA has 1 sense:

1. any wingless bloodsucking parasitic insect noted for ability to leap

  Familiarity information: FLEA used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

FLEA (noun)

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Any wingless bloodsucking parasitic insect noted for ability to leap

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Nouns denoting animals

Hypernyms ("flea" is a kind of...):

ectoparasite; ectozoan; ectozoon; epizoan; epizoon (any external parasitic organism (as fleas))

insect (small air-breathing arthropod)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "flea"):

Pulex irritans (the most common flea attacking humans)

Ctenocephalides canis; dog flea (flea that attacks dogs and cats)

cat flea; Ctenocephalides felis (flea that breeds chiefly on cats and dogs and rats)

chigger; chigoe; chigoe flea; Tunga penetrans (small tropical flea; the fertile female burrows under the skin of the host including humans)

Echidnophaga gallinacea; sticktight; sticktight flea (parasitic on especially the heads of chickens)

Holonyms ("flea" is a member of...):

order Siphonaptera; Siphonaptera (fleas)

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