from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A taxonomic order within the superorder Condylognatha — the true bugs.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • An order of hexapod insects having a jointed proboscis, including four sharp stylets (mandibles and maxillæ), for piercing. In many of the species (Heteroptera) the front wings are partially coriaceous, and different from the others.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • An order of the class Insecta, founded by Linnæus in 1742, embracing a vast number of insects of diverse forms apparently not very closely related in structure, widely different in mode of life, and collectively known as bugs.

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

  • n. plant bugs; bedbugs; some true bugs; also includes suborders Heteroptera (true bugs) and Homoptera (e.g., aphids, plant lice and cicadas)


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