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wood·louse

or wood louse (wo͝od′lous′)
n. pl. wood·lice (-līs′) or wood lice
Any of various terrestrial isopod crustaceans of the suborder Oniscidea, having a gray or brown oval segmented body and commonly found in damp places such as under logs. Some woodlice can roll into a ball. Also called pillbug, slater, sowbug.
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woodlouse

(ˈwʊdˌlaʊs)
n, pl -lice (-ˌlaɪs)
(Animals) any of various small terrestrial isopod crustaceans of the genera Oniscus, Porcellio, etc, which have a flattened segmented body and occur in damp habitats. See also pill bug
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.woodlouse - any of various small terrestrial isopods having a flat elliptical segmented body; found in damp habitats
isopod - any of various small terrestrial or aquatic crustaceans with seven pairs of legs adapted for crawling
pill bug - small terrestrial isopod with a convex segmented body that can roll up into a ball
sow bug - terrestrial isopod having an oval segmented body (a shape like a sow)
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Translations
دُوَيبَه كَثيرَة الأرْجُل
porquet de Sant Antoni
svinka
bænkebider
BohrasselLandassel
bicho bolitabicho de bolachanchito de tierracochinilla de humedadmarranito
saunamaijasiira
fatetû
grápadda
oniscoporcellino di terraarmadillo volgare
ワラジムシ
vėdarėlis
pissebedvarkensbeest
skrukketrolltussaluskaffebillermunkelus
bicho-de-contatatuzinhos de jardim
pavoš
gråsugga
böceğitespih böceği
мокриці

woodlouse

[ˈwʊdlaʊs] N (woodlice (pl)) [ˈwʊdlaɪs]cochinilla f
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woodlouse

[ˈwʊdlaʊs] [woodlice] [ˈwʊdlaɪs] (pl) ncloporte m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

woodlouse

[ˈwʊdˌlaʊs] n (Zool) → onisco
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

wood

(wud) noun
1. (also adjective) (of) the material of which the trunk and branches of trees are composed. My desk is (made of) wood; She gathered some wood for the fire; I like the smell of a wood fire.
2. (often in plural) a group of growing trees. They went for a walk in the woods.
3. a golf-club whose head is made of wood.
ˈwooded adjective
(of land) covered with trees. a wooded hillside.
ˈwooden adjective
made of wood. three wooden chairs.
ˈwoody adjective
1. covered with trees. woody countryside.
2. (of a smell etc) of or like wood.
ˈwood carving noun
the art of carving wood.
ˈwoodcut noun
a print made by pressing a block of wood with design cut on it onto paper.
ˈwoodcutter noun
a person whose job is felling trees.
ˈwoodland noun
land covered with woods. a stretch of woodland.
ˈwoodlouseplural ˈwoodlice noun
a tiny creature with a jointed shell, found under stones etc.
ˈwoodpecker noun
a type of bird which pecks holes in the bark of trees, searching for insects.
ˈwood pulp noun
pulp from wood that can be used for making paper.
ˈwoodwind (-wind) noun
(in an orchestra, the group of people who play) wind instruments made of wood.
ˈwoodwork noun
1. the art of making things from wood; carpentry. He did woodwork at school.
2. the wooden part of any structure. The woodwork in the house is rotting.
ˈwoodwormplurals ˈwoodworm, ~woodworms noun
the larva of a certain type of beetle, which bores into wood and destroys it.
out of the wood(s)
out of danger.
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This was beside the usual problem of scratches, chip-offs and dents on the frames, and holes in the backing tape chewed out by cockroaches and woodbugs. Unlike the Yugoslavian Naifs placed in wood racks, the Russan icons were 'placed on the floor, leaning against the walls.'
woodbugs undid my arms and back, and now and then the rattle