or bed bug
- bedaux system,
Origin of bedbug
Examples from the Web for bedbug
The bedbug (Fig. 35) (Cimex lectularis) has been accused of transmitting plague, relapsing fever and other diseases.
While I was working in this way, getting more enraged every moment, a bedbug ran out of the seam between my fingers.The Woman Who Toils|Mrs. John Van Vorst and Marie Van Vorst
In Kansas, the bedbug is improperly called the chintz-bug, and is believed to dwell under the bark of the cotton-wood tree.Guide to Hotel Housekeeping|Mary E. Palmer
He has found the parasite in all stages of development in the bedbug.
The bedbug is more of a tradition than a fact, and many of those who shudder at mention of him have never seen one of his kind.Happiness as Found in Forethought Minus Fearthought|Horace Fletcher
[The bed bug] is supposed to have been first introduced to this country in the fir timber that was brought over to rebuild London after it had suffered by the great fire; for it is generally said that Bugs were not known in England before that time, and many of them were found almost immediately afterwards in the new-built houses. [the Rev. W. Bingley, "Animal Biography; or Anecdotes of the Lives, Manners, and Economy of the Animal Creation," London, 1803]