bess-bug

noun
\ ˈbes-ˌbəg \
variants: or bessybug \ ˈbe-​sē-​ˌbəg \ or less commonly bess beetle

Definition of bess-bug

: any of various gregarious flattened dark-colored beetles constituting a family (Passalidae) and living in decaying wood

History and Etymology for bess-bug

probably of imitative origin

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“Bess-bug.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bess-bug. Accessed 7 Oct. 2022.

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