A bedbug is a small insect with a round body and no wings which lives in dirty houses and feeds by biting people and sucking their blood when they are in bed.

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  • Bedbug — Bed bug , n. (Zo[ o]l.) A wingless, bloodsucking, hemipterous insect ({Cimex Lectularius}), sometimes infesting houses and especially beds. See Illustration in Appendix. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bedbug — also bed bug, 1772, from BED (Cf. bed) + BUG (Cf. bug). [The bed bug] is supposed to have been first introduced to this country in the fir timber that was brought over to rebuild London after it had suffered by the great fire; for it is generally …   Etymology dictionary

  • bedbug — ► NOUN ▪ a wingless bug which sucks the blood of sleeping humans …   English terms dictionary

  • bedbug — [bed′bug΄] n. any of various members of a family (Cimicidae) of wingless, bloodsucking hemipteran insects, esp. the species (Cimex lectularius) with a broad, flat, reddish brown body and an unpleasant odor that infests beds, furniture, walls, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Bedbug — Taxobox name = Bedbug image width = 250px image caption = Cimex lectularius regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda classis = Insecta ordo = Hemiptera subordo = Heteroptera familia = Cimicidae familia authority = Kirkaldy, 1909 subdivision ranks =… …   Wikipedia

  • bedbug — Bug Bug (b[u^]g), n. [OE. bugge, fr. W. bwg, bwgan, hobgoblin, scarecrow, bugbear. Cf. {Bogey}, {Boggle}.] 1. A bugbear; anything which terrifies. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Sir, spare your threats: The bug which you would fright me with I seek. Shak …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bedbug — /bed bug /, n. 1. a flat, wingless, bloodsucking hemipterous insect, Cimex lectularius, that infests houses and esp. beds. 2. any of several other bloodsucking bugs of the family Cimicidae. Also, bed bug. [1800 10; BED + BUG1] * * * Any member of …   Universalium

  • bedbug — UK [ˈbedˌbʌɡ] / US noun [countable] Word forms bedbug : singular bedbug plural bedbugs an insect with a round body and no wings that sucks people s blood, especially when they are in bed …   English dictionary

  • bedbug — noun Date: 1808 a wingless bloodsucking hemipterous bug (Cimex lectularius) sometimes infesting houses and especially beds and feeding on human blood …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bedbug — noun Small nocturnal insects of the family Cimicidae that feed on the blood of humans and other warm blooded hosts …   Wiktionary

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