American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of various predatory bugs of the family Reduviidae, which have short, curved, powerful beaks used to prey on other insects or, in certain genera, modified to suck blood from mammals. Also called reduviid.
- n. a bug from the family Reduviidae, that eats other insects ; some species may transmit Chagas' disease to humans.
- n. a true bug: long-legged predacious bug living mostly on other insects; a few suck blood of mammals
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