woodlouse

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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.

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
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)
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

woodlouse

[ˈwʊdlaʊs] [woodlice] [ˈwʊdlaɪs] (pl) ncloporte m

woodlouse

[ˈwʊdˌlaʊs] n (Zool) → onisco

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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The air is filled with tiny flies and the fat and walls are covered in centipedes and wood lice.
His build doesn't reflect what seems to be a ceaseless merry-go-round of eating - he's also a restaurant critic - but the mention of 'exercise', is greeted with an expression most of us might adopt if presented with a plate of wood lice.
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As I had no previous knowledge of them they were the size of wood lice before I was alerted.
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They scream and laugh as they discover wood lice and baby worms in the newspaper clippings.
The composting process is supported by larvae, wood lice, beetles and wor ms.
Do we realistically expect The Royal Bank of Scotland's Sir Fred Goodwin to find no wood lice at all as he lifts his newly bought stones at ABN Amro?
If it was good nosh for wood lice then Scud would have a go at it.
Some time ago, entomologists studying wasps and wood lice (which most of us call sow bugs) noticed that some species of these insects reproduce parthenogenetically, that is, without males (in fact without mating) and produce only (or mostly) female offspring.
MARGARET Dandy of Smethwick tells me her small garden is covered with wood lice and ants.