wood louse


Definition of wood louse 

: a terrestrial isopod crustacean (suborder Oniscoidea) with a flattened elliptical body often capable of being rolled into a ball

called also pill bug, sow bug

First Known Use of wood louse

1611, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of wood louse

: a small, gray insect that lives under stones and in other dark, wet places

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Kids Definition of wood louse

: a tiny flat gray animal that is a crustacean usually found living under stones or bark

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