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