kissing bug

noun

Definition of kissing bug

: any of various large bloodsucking bugs and especially some assassin bugs (genus Triatoma) including some capable of inflicting painful bites called also conenose

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1899

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kissing bug

noun kiss·ing bug \ ˈkis-iŋ-ˌbəg \

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