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water bug

n.
1. Any of various aquatic insects, especially a water boatman, a backswimmer, or a large predatory hemipteran of the family Belostomatidae.
2. A large cockroach.

water bug

n
(Animals) any of various heteropterous insects adapted to living in the water or on its surface, esp any of the family Belostomatidae (giant water bugs), of North America, India, and southern Africa, which have flattened hairy legs

wa′ter bug`


n.
1. any of various aquatic bugs, as of the family Belostomatidae.
2. (loosely) a very large, relatively slow cockroach, as the American cockroach.
[1740–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.water bug - a true bug: large aquatic bug adapted to living in or on the surface of waterwater bug - a true bug: large aquatic bug adapted to living in or on the surface of water
heteropterous insect - true bugs: insects whose forewings are membranous but have leathery tips
giant water bug - large water bug with piercing and sucking mouthparts; feeds on young fishes
water scorpion - long-legged aquatic insect having the front legs fitted for seizing and holding prey and the abdomen extended by a long breathing tube
boat bug, water boatman - carnivorous aquatic bug having paddle-like hind legs
pond-skater, water skater, water strider - long-legged bug that skims about on the surface of water
2.water bug - small light-brown cockroach brought to United States from Europewater bug - small light-brown cockroach brought to United States from Europe; a common household pest
cockroach, roach - any of numerous chiefly nocturnal insects; some are domestic pests
Blattella, genus Blattella - small cockroaches
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