wood louse


noun Zoology.

any of certain small, terrestrial crustaceans of the genera Oniscus, Armadillidium, etc., having a flattened, elliptical body.

Nearby words

  1. wood hoopoe,
  2. wood hyacinth,
  3. wood ibis,
  4. wood lily,
  5. wood lot,
  6. wood meadow grass,
  7. wood mouse,
  8. wood nymph,
  9. wood opal,
  10. wood owl

Origin of wood louse

First recorded in 1605–15

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