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

  • n. A blackish North American insect (Anasa tristis) that is destructive to squash, pumpkins, and other crops.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a large black American hemipterous insect (Coreus tristis syn. Anasa tristis) injurious to squash vines.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

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


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