wheel bug

Origin of wheel bug

An Americanism dating back to 1805–15
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British Dictionary definitions for wheel bug

wheel bug

noun
  1. a large predatory North American heteropterous insect, Arilus cristatus, having a semicircular thoracic projection: family Reduviidae (assassin bugs)
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