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flower bug


noun

any of several bugs of the family Anthocoridae that live on flowers and are predaceous on aphids and other small insects.

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Nearby words

flowback, flower, flower beetle, flower box, flower bud, flower bug, flower child, flower cluster, flower fly, flower girl, flower head

Origin of flower bug

First recorded in 1885–90
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British Dictionary definitions for flower bug

flower bug


noun

any of a number of bugs of the family Cimicidae, related to the debris bugs but frequenting flowers and feeding on the small insects found there
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