barbeiro

noun
bar·​bei·​ro | \ bärˈbā(ˌ)rü, -rō \
plural -s

Definition of barbeiro

: a large, black, red-spotted conenose (Panstrongylus megistus synonym Triatoma megista) of the American tropics that transmits the trypanosome causing Chagas disease

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History and Etymology for barbeiro

Portuguese, literally, barber, from barba beard, from Latin; from its bloodsucking apparatus

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“Barbeiro.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/barbeiro. Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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