conenose bug

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

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

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

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

  • assassin bug — noun a true bug: long legged predacious bug living mostly on other insects; a few suck blood of mammals • Syn: ↑reduviid • Hypernyms: ↑heteropterous insect • Hyponyms: ↑conenose, ↑cone nosed bug, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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

  • Kissing bug — The insect that carries and transmits the parasite Trypanosoma cruzi, the cause of Chagas disease (American trypanosomiasis). The bug got its name because it appears to kiss people, especially babies, on the lips while they are asleep. The bug… …   Medical dictionary

  • assassin bug — as·sas·sin bug ə sas ən n any bug of the family Reduviidae compare CONENOSE * * * 1. cone nose b. (def. 1). 2. any of various other reduviids that have poisonous bites …   Medical dictionary

  • kissing bug — kiss′ing bug n. ent conenose • Etymology: 1895–1900, amer …   From formal English to slang

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