lygus bug

noun

ly·​gus bug ˈlī-gəs- How to pronounce lygus bug (audio)
: any of various small sucking bugs (genus Lygus) including some pests of cultivated plants

Word History

Etymology

New Latin Lygus

First Known Use

1936, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lygus bug was in 1936

Dictionary Entries Near lygus bug

Cite this Entry

“Lygus bug.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lygus%20bug. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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