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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- flower beetle,
- flower box,
- flower bud,
- flower child,
- flower cluster,
- flower fly,
- flower girl,
- flower head
Origin of flower bug
First recorded in 1885–90
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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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