American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of numerous hemipterous insects of the family Pentatomidae, having a broad, flattened body and emitting a foul odor.
- n. Insects, usually shield-shaped, that possess a gland that produces a foul smelling liquid, usually containing aldehydes which they use to discourage predators.
- n. entomology A common name applied to various insects of the Hemiptera order (the "true bugs"), in the Heteroptera suborder, principally in the superfamilies Pentatomoidea and Coreoidea.
- n. A pinacate beetle or stink beetle (genus Eleodes) that releases a pungent odor when threatened.
- stink + bug (Wiktionary)
“Just chucked a stinkin stinkbug right into this mess!”
“That must be our stinkbug, right there," Jumbo said.”
“Walking downwind of them one evening, we could smell them, an acrid stinkbug stink, like nail polish remover and armpit.”
“Parasitic flies, for example, were brought in to keep down a species of stinkbug.”
“But it also stinks to be taken advantage of; and I love that the stinkbug puts his foot down and remembers, "it never hurts to raise a little stink every now and then.”
“The Plot: A "lazy old lion" escapes the zoo; the lion yawns and out climbs a lazy old lion tamer; under the lion tamer's hat is a lazy old circus mouse; and in the mouse's ear is a teeny tiny stinkbug.”
“But the stinkbug ... although he was extremely good-natured, he was definitely nobody's fool.”
“The stinkbug does everything, from sewing curtains to making bananas flambe to running out for a remote so that the lion, lion tamer, and mouse don't have to get up to change to the channel on the TV.”
“She spat that out as though there was a stinkbug in her mouth.”
“Can't Post | abejoro - bubble bee tijerilla - scissor tail bug that cleans the corn campamocha - mantis chapulín - grasshopper chinche - bed bug, sometimes stinkbug chinche de compostela - those big black ones that bite vaiborín - chiggers (often found on chinches de compestela) áfidos - you know”
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