noun. ['ˈfliː'] any wingless bloodsucking parasitic insect noted for ability to leap.
- order Siphonaptera
- Echidnophaga gallinacea
- cat flea
- Ctenocephalides canis
- sticktight flea
- chigoe flea
- Tunga penetrans
- Ctenocephalides felis
- Pulex irritans
- dog flea
Words that Rhyme with Flea
How do you pronounce flea?
Pronounce flea as fli.
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Example sentences of the word flea
1. Verb, past participle
If flea dirt isn't available, larvae feed on any available decaying organic materials.
2. Noun, singular or mass
Both the hippoboscid fly and the stickfast flea can cause blood loss and anemia.
Quotes containing the word flea
1. That woman doesn't have the sense God gave a retarded flea.
- Nora Roberts, Black Rose
2. It is a cliche that human beings are fascinated by size--mountain peaks, high buildings, and whales. We are also amazed by miniatures--a flea on a mouse, a flea on a trapeze, the Last Supper carved on the head of a pin.
- Rosamond Purcell
adjective. worn and broken down by hard use.