ambush bug

noun

: any of numerous carnivorous bugs that constitute the family Phymatidae, conceal themselves in flowers, and prey on other insects

Word History

First Known Use

1895, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ambush bug was in 1895

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“Ambush bug.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ambush%20bug. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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