bess–bug

noun \ˈbes-ˌbəg\
variants: or

bessybug

\ˈbe-sē-ˌbəg\ less commonly

bess beetle

Definition of bess–bug

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

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Origin and Etymology of bess–bug

probably of imitative origin


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