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water bug

noun

Simple Definition of water bug

  • : a small insect that lives in or near water

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of water bug

  1. :  any of various small arthropods and especially insects that frequent damp or wet places: as a :  german cockroach b :  water boatman c :  any of various large aquatic bugs (family Belostomatidae) with the hind legs flattened and used for swimming

1750

First Known Use of water bug

1750


WATER BUG Defined for Kids

water bug

noun

Definition of water bug for Students

  1. :  any of various insects that live in or near water or in moist places




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