mud·​bug | \ ˈməd-ˌbəg How to pronounce mudbug (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web This weekend, Houston residents can order mudbugs to-go from a Katy restaurant in celebration of National Crawfish Day on Friday. Marcy De Luna, Houston Chronicle, "Houston is still social distancing, but there are food events and more this weekend," 17 Apr. 2020 Often the mudbugs are a free perk for patrons purchasing drinks at said venue, and if this seems altruistic, bear in mind that the consumption of extra-spicy crawfish tends to generate a powerful thirst. al, "It’s springtime in Mobile. Let there be crawfish.," 6 Apr. 2020 Specific vendors have yet to be announced, but Houstonians craving some crawfish can expect to find plenty of mudbugs at the all-day event. Rebecca Hennes, Houston Chronicle, "All-you-can-eat crawfish festival headed for Houston next month," 29 Jan. 2020 In fact, 568 of you submitted the name of your favorite place to get mudbugs. Melinda Morris,, "Who boils the best crawfish? Vote in our polls now," 18 Apr. 2018 The crawfish—also known in English as crayfish, mudbug and crawdad and in German as Sumpfkrebs or swamp crab—is a freshwater cousin of the ocean lobster and shrimp. William Boston, WSJ, "Berlin Puts Out a Contract on Invasive Crawfish," 8 May 2018 But the high demand for mudbugs has driven some farmers to harvest earlier in recent years. Ann Maloney,, "Arthur 'Mr. Okra' Robinson' remembered in The New York Times," 20 Feb. 2018 But get ready to dig into the spicy mudbugs at the 10th annual event that benefits the Fort Bend County Fair's scholarship program. Staff Report, Houston Chronicle, "Crawfish boil, fish fry benefit Fort Bend County Fair," 20 Mar. 2018 The festival features three days of music as well mudbugs and beer. Ann Maloney,, "NOLA Crawfish Festival just 1 of many slated for spring 2018," 24 Feb. 2018

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1955, in the meaning defined above

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“Mudbug.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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