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true bug

noun
1.
bug1 (def 1).
Origin of true bug
1890-1895
1890-95
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  • We may think at first that he is a beetle, yet the way he crosses his wings on his back proves him a true bug.

  • This peculiarity distinguishes it from the true bug, which has four wings.

    Agriculture for Beginners Charles William Burkett
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true bug
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Any of various insects of the group Heteroptera. True bugs usually have soft flat bodies, well-developed antennae, and stink glands. They include the water bugs, water striders, bedbugs, cinch bugs, lace bugs, and assassin bugs. Some scientists classify the true bugs as a suborder of the order Hemiptera rather than as a separate insect order. See Note at bug.
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