salve bug


salve like 1salve
: a large stout isopod crustacean (Aega psora) parasitic on the halibut and codfish

Word History


salve entry 1, so called from its traditional use by fishermen in preparing a salve

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“Salve bug.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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