plant bug


noun

any of numerous, often brightly colored hemipterous insects of the family Miridae that feed on the juices of plants.

Nearby words

  1. planospore,
  2. planovalgus,
  3. plansheer,
  4. plant,
  5. plant agreement,
  6. plant city,
  7. plant food,
  8. plant hormone,
  9. plant kingdom,
  10. plant louse

Origin of plant bug

An Americanism dating back to 1855–60

Also called capsid, leaf bug.

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