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stinkbug

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noun stink·bug \ˈstiŋk-ˌbəg\

Definition of stinkbug

  1. :  any of various hemipterous bugs (especially family Pentatomidae) that emit a disagreeable odor



Circa 1877

First Known Use of stinkbug

circa 1877


STINKBUG Defined for Kids

stinkbug

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noun stink·bug \ˈstiŋk-ˌbəg\

Definition of stinkbug for Students

  1. :  a bug that gives off a bad smell




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