salve bug

noun
\salve like 1salve \

Definition of salve bug

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

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History and Etymology for salve bug

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

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“Salve bug.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/salve%20bug. Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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