ambush bug

noun

Definition of ambush bug

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

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First Known Use of ambush bug

1895, in the meaning defined above

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“Ambush bug.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ambush%20bug. Accessed 30 Jul. 2021.

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