American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A wingless or four-winged insect of the order Hemiptera, especially of the suborder Heteroptera, including the bedbug, louse, and chinch bug, having mouthparts adapted for piercing and sucking.
- n. Any of various insects of the order Hemiptera and in particular of the suborder Heteroptera, that are wingless or have two pairs of wings, and have mouthparts adapted for piercing and sucking.
- n. any of various insects of the order Hemiptera and especially of the suborder Heteroptera
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