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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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  • It is even less concerned at being caught than is the skunk, or porcupine, or stink-bug.

    Under the Maples John Burroughs

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