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

  • noun An insect of the genus Cimex, which includes the bedbugs.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Pl. cimices (sim′ i-sēz). A bug, as a bedbug.
  • noun [capitalized] A genus of heteropterous hemipterous insects, typical of the family Cimicidæ. Cimex lectularius is the bedbug. See bug, 2.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) A genus of hemipterous insects of which the bedbug is the best known example. See bedbug.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Any member of the genus Cimex, especially the bedbug.

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

  • noun type genus of the Cimicidae: bedbugs

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin cīmex, bedbug.]

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From the genus name Cimex, from Latin cīmex ("bug").

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