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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Any one of several species of predatory bugs of the family Reduviidæ.

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

  • (Zoöl.), United States Any one of several species of blood-sucking, venomous Hemiptera that sometimes bite the lip or other parts of the human body, causing painful sores, as the cone-nose (Conorhinus sanguisuga).

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

  • noun a bug from the family Hemiptera, that causes sores to the human body

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

  • noun large bloodsucking bug

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