plural noun

: a large family of true bugs (order Hemiptera) comprising the squash bugs and leaf-footed bugs and including many that are injurious to cultivated plants

Word History


New Latin, from Coreus, type genus (from Greek koris bedbug) + -idae; akin to Greek keirein to cut

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“Coreidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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