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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.
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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
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bed′bug`

or bed′ bug`,



n.
a flat, wingless, bloodsucking bug, Cimex lectularius, that infests houses and esp. beds.
[1800–10]
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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
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Translations
بَقُّ الفِراش
štěnice
væggelus
cimo
ludelutikka
poloska
veggjalús
トコジラミ南京虫
bedwants

bedbug

[ˈbedbʌg] Nchinche m or f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

bedbug

bed bug [ˈbɛdbʌg] npunaise f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

bedbug

[ˈbɛdˌbʌg] ncimice f (dei letti)
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
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bed·bug

n. chinche.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

bedbug

n chinche f
English-Spanish/Spanish-English Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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