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water bug

noun
1.
any of various aquatic bugs, as of the family Belostomatidae (giant water bug)
2.
(loosely) a large cockroach, especially the American cockroach.
Origin
1740-1750
1740-50
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British Dictionary definitions for water-bug

water bug

noun
1.
any of various heteropterous insects adapted to living in the water or on its surface, esp any of the family Belostomatidae (giant water bugs), of North America, India, and southern Africa, which have flattened hairy legs
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