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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An insect of the order Hemiptera whose mouthparts are adapted for piercing plants and sucking their juices.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. any one of numerous hemipterous insects which injure the foliage of plants, as Lygus lineolaris, which damages wheat and trees.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. small bright-colored insect that feeds on plant juices

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