any of various small terrestrial isopods, especially of the genera Armadillidium and Oniscus, which can roll themselves up into a spherical shape.
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Origin of pill bug
An Americanism dating back to 1835–45
Words nearby pill bug
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It looks like some sort of pill-bug half an inch long, doesn't it?The Animal World, A Book of Natural History|Theodore Wood
British Dictionary definitions for pill bug
any of various woodlice of the genera Armadillidium and Oniscus, capable of rolling up into a ball when disturbed
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