Shore-bug

shore bug

noun
any of various small, predaceous hemipterous insects of the family Saldidae, some of which are burrowers, commonly occurring along grassy shores of ponds, streams, brackish lakes, and seacoasts.

Origin:
1890–95, Americanism

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To shore-bug
Explore Dictionary.com
Previous Definition: shore-bird
Next Definition: shore-crab
Words Near: shore-bug
More from Thesaurus.com
Synonyms and Antonyms for shore-bug
More from Reference.com
Search for articles containing shore-bug
More from Dictionary.com Translator
Dictionary.com Word FAQs

Dictionary.com presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature