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bed·bug

also bed bug  (bĕd′bŭg′)
n.
Any of several small wingless parasitic insects of the family Cimicidae, especially Cimex lectularius, which infests dwellings and bedding and feeds on human blood. Also called regionally chinch.

bedbug

(ˈbɛdˌbʌɡ)
n
(Animals) any of several bloodsucking insects of the heteropterous genus Cimex, esp C. lectularius of temperate regions, having an oval flattened wingless body and infesting dirty houses: family Cimicidae

bed′bug`

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n.
a flat, wingless, bloodsucking bug, Cimex lectularius, that infests houses and esp. beds.
[1800–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bedbug - bug of temperate regions that infests especially beds and feeds on human bloodbedbug - bug of temperate regions that infests especially beds and feeds on human blood
hemipteran, hemipteron, hemipterous insect, bug - insects with sucking mouthparts and forewings thickened and leathery at the base; usually show incomplete metamorphosis
Cimex, genus Cimex - type genus of the Cimicidae: bedbugs
Translations
بَقُّ الفِراش
štěnice
væggelus
cimo
ludelutikka
poloska
veggjalús
トコジラミ南京虫
bedwants

bedbug

[ˈbedbʌg] Nchinche m or f

bedbug

bed bug [ˈbɛdbʌg] npunaise f

bedbug

[ˈbɛdˌbʌg] ncimice f (dei letti)

bed

(bed) noun
1. a piece of furniture, or a place, to sleep on. The child sleeps in a small bed; a bed of straw.
2. the channel (of a river) or floor (of a sea) etc.
3. a plot in a garden. a bed of flowers.
4. layer. a bed of chalk below the surface.
-bedded suffix
having (a certain number or type of) bed(s). a double-bedded room.
ˈbedding noun
mattress, bedclothes etc.
ˈbedbug noun
a small blood-sucking insect that lives in houses, especially beds.
ˈbedclothes (-kləuðz) , ((American) -kləuz) noun plural
sheets, blankets etc.
ˈbedcover noun
a top cover for a bed.
ˈbedridden adjective
in bed for a long period because of age or sickness. She has been bedridden since the car accident.
ˈbedroom noun
a room for sleeping in.
ˈbedside noun
the place or position next to a person's bed. He was at her bedside when she died; (also adjective) a bedside table.
ˈbedspread noun
a top cover for a bed. Please remove the bedspread before you get into bed.
ˈbedtime noun
the time at which one normally goes to bed. Seven o'clock is the children's bedtime; (also adjective) a bedtime story.
bed and breakfast
lodging for the night, and breakfast only (not lunch or dinner).
bed of roses
an easy or comfortable place, job etc. Life is not a bed of roses.
go to bed
1. to get into bed. I'm sleepy – I think I'll go to bed now; What time do you usually go to bed?
2. (often with with) to have sexual intercourse with; to have a love affair with.

bed·bug

n. chinche.

bedbug

n chinche f
References in classic literature ?
There were two bunks, one above the other, each with a straw mattress and a pair of gray blankets--the latter stiff as boards with filth, and alive with fleas, bedbugs, and lice.
No longer just a risk in the bedroom, bedbugs are also found in hospitals, nursing homes, movie theaters, retail stores, universities and public schools, and even on airplanes.
A bonus was the chance to demonstrate the effectiveness of K9 bedbug inspections, which has huge advantages over human inspection, like the fact that a K9 inspector can detect bedbugs that are completely hidden, even inside a wall.
Tenders are invited for Supply of Detecting Bedbugs
But their trip to celebrate Christine's birthday turned into a nightmare when they were attacked by vicious bedbugs.
But Sue's sweet dreams quickly turned to horrific, blood-sucking nightmares because the mattress was full of hungry bedbugs.
A TV scientist is hoping to breed respect for domestic "pests" - by spending a night being bitten by bedbugs.
Lured by body heat and exhaled carbon dioxide, bedbugs (Cimex lectularius) pierce the skin of slumbering victims.
80% of pest control calls due to bedbugs and roaches.
She knew nothing about bedbugs and had to read up on them.
They found that bedbugs stay still when they come in contact with histamine, a substance produced by the human body.
To the relief of Eugene Public Library patrons and employees, a pair of bug-sniffing beagles found no new live bedbugs in the library during a search on Saturday evening, library spokeswoman LaVena Nohrenberg said Sunday.