from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various predatory insects of the family Reduviidae, having a short stout beak used to prey on other insects or, in certain genera, to suck blood from mammals.

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  • noun a bug from the family Reduviidae, that eats other insects ; some species may transmit Chagas' disease to humans.

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  • noun a true bug: long-legged predacious bug living mostly on other insects; a few suck blood of mammals


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