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pill bug

noun
1.
any of various small terrestrial isopods, especially of the genera Armadillidium and Oniscus, which can roll themselves up into a spherical shape.
Origin of pill bug
1835-1845
An Americanism dating back to 1835-45
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British Dictionary definitions for pill bug

pill bug

noun
1.
any of various woodlice of the genera Armadillidium and Oniscus, capable of rolling up into a ball when disturbed
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