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noun

any of various small, predaceous hemipterous insects of the family Saldidae, some of which are burrowers, commonly occurring along grassy shores of ponds, streams, brackish lakes, and seacoasts.

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Origin of shore bug

An Americanism dating back to 1890–95
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