plural noun

: a family of moderately large often brightly colored bugs comprising the firebugs, having four-jointed beak and antennae and no ocelli, and sucking the juices of plants compare cotton stainer, dysdercus

Word History


New Latin, from Pyrrhocoris, type genus (from pyrrh- + Greek koris bedbug) + -idae

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“Pyrrhocoridae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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