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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
1875-1880
1875-80, Americanism
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  • stink bug species differed in susceptibility to the insecticide ear tag.
  • stink bug egg parasitoids were observed feeding on milkweed nectar early in the season.
  • There are a number of different varieties of stink bug, and they are hearty and prolific.

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