bedbug

[bed-buhg]
noun
1.
a flat, wingless, bloodsucking hemipterous insect, Cimex lectularius, that infests houses and especially beds.
2.
any of several other bloodsucking bugs of the family Cimicidae.
Also, bed bug.


Origin:
1800–10; bed + bug1

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bedbug (ˈbɛdˌbʌɡ)
 
n
any of several bloodsucking insects of the heteropterous genus Cimex, esp C. lectularius of temperate regions, having an oval flattened wingless body and infesting dirty houses: family Cimicidae

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bedbug
1809, from bed + bug.
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bedbug bed·bug (běd'bŭg')
n.
A wingless, odorous insect with a flat, reddish body that infests dwellings and bedding and feeds on human blood.

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My husband happened to be up in the middle of the night and discovered a bedbug walking across the sheet.
To prevent bedbug contamination of other areas, launderable items should be sealed in plastic bags for transport to the laundry.
Bedbug infestations have been on the rise worldwide for the past decade.
Bedbug cases have been on the rise recently across the world.
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