conenose

noun
large bloodsucking bug
Hypernyms: ↑assassin bug, ↑reduviid
Member Holonyms: ↑Triatoma, ↑genus Triatoma

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\\ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷\ noun also cone-nose bug or cone-nosed bug \\ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷-\
: any of certain large bloodsucking bugs of Triatoma or closely related genera of the family Reduviidae including insects capable of inflicting extremely painful bites and at least one So. American form (Panstrongylus megistus or Triatoma megista) that is a vector of Chagas' disease — called also assassin bug, big bedbug, kissing bug

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/kohn"nohz'/, n.
any of several bloodsucking assassin bugs of the genus Triatoma, some of which inflict a painful bite and serve as vectors of Chagas' disease.
[1890-95; CONE + NOSE]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • conenose — cone nose, cone nose cone nose , n. A large bloodsucking hemipterous insect of the family {Reduviid[ae]}, often found in houses, esp. in the southern and western United States. It bites severely, and is one of the species called {kissing bugs}.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • conenose — ☆ conenose [kōn′nōz΄ ] n. any of certain hemipteran insects (family Reduviidae) with a conelike base on the sucking beak, esp. a bloodsucking genus (Triatoma) that sometimes transmits parasites: found in the S U.S. and tropical America …   English World dictionary

  • conenose — noun Date: circa 1891 kissing bug …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • conenose — /kohn nohz /, n. any of several bloodsucking assassin bugs of the genus Triatoma, some of which inflict a painful bite and serve as vectors of Chagas disease. [1890 95; CONE + NOSE] * * * …   Universalium

  • conenose — cone·nose kōn .nōz n any of various large bloodsucking reduviid bugs esp. of the genus Triatoma including some capable of inflicting painful bites called also kissing bug compare ASSASSIN BUG …   Medical dictionary

  • conenose — n. large bloodsucking insect …   English contemporary dictionary

  • conenose — cone·nose …   English syllables

  • conenose — cone•nose [[t]ˈkoʊnˌnoʊz[/t]] n. ent any of several assassin bugs of the genus Triatoma, having a cone shaped sucker • Etymology: 1890–95 …   From formal English to slang

  • conenose bug — noun large bloodsucking bug • Syn: ↑conenose, ↑cone nosed bug, ↑big bedbug, ↑kissing bug • Hypernyms: ↑assassin bug, ↑reduviid • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • big bedbug — conenose cone nose, cone nose cone nose , n. A large bloodsucking hemipterous insect of the family {Reduviid[ae]}, often found in houses, esp. in the southern and western United States. It bites severely, and is one of the species called {kissing …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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