from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See assassin bug.
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- n. any member of the Reduviidae family of insects, especially the assassin bug
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A member of the heteropterous family Reduviidæ.
- Having the characters of or belonging to the family Reduviidæ.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a true bug: long-legged predacious bug living mostly on other insects; a few suck blood of mammals
From New Latin Reduviidae, family name, from Reduvius, type genus, from Latin reduvia, hangnail, fragment.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)