barbeiro

noun bar·bei·ro \bärˈbā(ˌ)rü, -rō\

Definition of barbeiro

plural

-s

  1. :  a large black red-spotted cone-nose bug (Triatoma, or Conorhinus, megistus) of the American tropics that transmits the trypanosome causing Chagas' disease

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Origin and Etymology of barbeiro

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


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