bed bug

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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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Noun1.bed bug - bug of temperate regions that infests especially beds and feeds on human bloodbed bug - 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
References in classic literature ?
In this state they set forth with the sharp rain driving in their faces: clattering at a heavy dragoon trot over the uneven town pavement, and out upon the mire-deep roads.
O Gad--really--Miss Rebecca," the heavy dragoon interposed.
Add lovesick maidens, a detachment of heavy dragoons who deliver patter songs with rollicking vigour, Liam Steel's lively direction and Timothy Burke's luminous, feather-light conducting, and it's hard to imagine Patience being revived more persuasively.