: an Old World genus of terrestrial isopods that is the type of the family Porcellionidae and includes one form (P. scaber) which has been introduced into the U.S.

Word History


New Latin Porcellion-, Porcellio, from Latin, wood louse, sow bug, from porcellus little pig, diminutive of porcus pig

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“Porcellio.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Porcellio. Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

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