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toad bug

noun

  1. any of several small broad aquatic insect-eating hemipterous insects of the family Gelastocoridae, having toadlike characteristics.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of toad bug1

First recorded in 1900–05

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Example Sentences

A small insect called the toad-bug (Galgulus) lives abundantly on the banks of a pond on the campus of Stanford University.

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