noun An·a·sa \ˈanəsə\

Definition of Anasa

  1. :  a genus of coreid bugs including the squash bugs

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Origin and Etymology of anasa

borrowed from New Latin, borrowed from Sanskrit a- “not, un-” + nāsā “nose” — more at un-, 1nose

First Known Use: 1852

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a trip made at another's expense

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