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

  • n. Any of various North American bugs of the genus Lygus, including certain species that are destructive to plants.

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  • n. vector of viral plant diseases

Etymologies

New Latin Lȳgus, genus name, from Greek lūgaios, murky, from lūgē, twilight.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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