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sow bug

[sou] /saʊ/
noun
1.
any of several small, terrestrial isopods, especially of the genus Oniscus; wood louse.
Origin of sow bug
1740-1750
First recorded in 1740-50
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British Dictionary definitions for sow bug

sow bug

/saʊ/
noun
1.
(US & Canadian) any of various woodlice, esp any of the genera Oniscus and Porcellio
Word Origin
C18: from its resemblance to a pig in shape
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