• synonyms

flower bug


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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for flower bug

flower bug


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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