plural noun
Co·​re·​i·​dae | \ kəˈrēəˌdē \

Definition of Coreidae

: 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

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History and Etymology for Coreidae

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 3 Jul. 2020.

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