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 for ((Ctenocephalides canis
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Flea \Flea\, n. [OE. fle, flee, AS. fle['a], fle['a]h; akin to
     D. vtoo, OHG. fl[=o]h, G. floh, Icel. fl[=o], Russ. blocha;
     prob. from the root of E. flee. [root]84. See Flee.]
     (Zool.)
     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.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     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 under Beach, etc.
        [1913 Webster]

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