from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Any true bug of the heteropterous section Hydrocorisæ or Cryptocerata, including those which live beneath the surface of the water. and belong to the families Corisidæ, Notonectidæ, Nepidæ, Belostomidæ, and Naucoridæ. See these words, and cuts under Belostoma and Ranatra.
- n. Any one of certain true bugs of the heteropterous section Aurocorisa, including those which live mainly on the surface of the water, and which belong to the families Hydrobatidæ, Veliidæ, Limnobatidæ, Saldidæ, and Hydrometridæ. See these words.
- n. The croton-bug or German cockroach, Blatta (Phyllodromia) germanica: so called from its preference for water-pipes and moist places in houses. See cuts under croton-bug and Blattidæ
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