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sow·bugor sow bug (sou′bŭg′)
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.]
(Animals) US and Canadian any of various woodlice, esp any of the genera Oniscus and Porcellio
[C18: from its resemblance to a pig in shape]
any of several small terrestrial isopods, esp. of the genus Oniscus; wood louse.
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|Noun||1.||sow bug - terrestrial isopod having an oval segmented body (a shape like a sow)|
slater, woodlouse - any of various small terrestrial isopods having a flat elliptical segmented body; found in damp habitats