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bedbug

or bed bug

[ bed-buhg ]
/ ˈbɛdˌbʌg /
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noun
a flat, wingless, bloodsucking hemipterous insect, Cimex lectularius, that infests houses and especially beds.
any of several other bloodsucking bugs of the family Cimicidae.
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Origin of bedbug

First recorded in 1800–10; bed + bug1
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British Dictionary definitions for bedbug

bedbug
/ (ˈbɛdˌbʌɡ) /

noun
any of several bloodsucking insects of the heteropterous genus Cimex, esp C. lectularius of temperate regions, having an oval flattened wingless body and infesting dirty houses: family Cimicidae
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