lerp

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Etymology 1[edit]

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Noun[edit]

lerp ‎(plural lerps)

  1. (uncountable) A sweet secretion, produced by the larvae of the family Psyllidae, that forms scales on eucalyptus leaves
    • 2010 Wendy Zukerman, "Receding gums", New Scientist, 11 september 2010, pg 44
      These insects sit on the veins of tree leaves, sucking their sap and excreting a sugary solution known as lerp.
  2. The lice whose larvae produce this secretion.

Etymology 2[edit]

Abbreviation[edit]

lerp

  1. (mathematics, computing) linear interpolation

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