fire·​brat | \ ˈfī(-ə)r-ˌbrat How to pronounce firebrat (audio) \

Definition of firebrat

: a wingless insect (Thermobia domestica) related to the silverfish and found in warm moist places

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Recent Examples on the Web Both like it moist, but silverfish prefer cool places, while firebrats, as their name suggests, go for warmth. Ellen Nibali,, "Garden Q&A: Emerald ash borer," 4 May 2017

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1891, in the meaning defined above

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“Firebrat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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