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stink bug

noun
1.
any of numerous broad, flat bugs of the family Pentatomidae, that emit a disagreeable odor.
2.
any of various other malodorous bugs.
Origin of stink bug
1875-1880
1875-80, Americanism
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  • Most members of the bug order can eject a disagreeable liquid, though few of them do it so successfully as the stink bug.

    The Insect Folk Margaret Warner Morley
  • One of the bugs we know the best and like the least is the stink bug.

    The Insect Folk Margaret Warner Morley

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