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

  • noun Any of various hemipteran insects of the family Coreidae, especially Anasa tristis of North America, which damages squashes and other cucurbits.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An ill-smelling heteropterous insect, Anasa tristis, of the family Coreidæ, found commonly on the squash and other cucurbitaceous plants in North America.

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  • noun large black American bug that sucks sap of vines of the gourd family


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