sowbug


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Related to sowbug: house centipede, earwig, pill bugs

sow·bug

or sow bug  (sou′bŭg′)
n.
1. See woodlouse.
2. Any of various woodlice, especially of the genera Oniscus and Porcellio, that lack the ability of pillbugs to roll into a ball.

[From its piglike shape.]
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