negro bug

noun, sometimes capitalized N

Definition of negro bug

: any of numerous minute convex black bugs that constitute the genus Corimelaena and that feed on plant juices and impart a foul taste to fruits (as raspberries) over which they crawl especially : a common pest (C. pulicaria) of the U.S. east of the Rocky mountains that is sometimes very destructive to celery, corn, and wheat

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“Negro bug.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/negro%20bug. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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