heteropterous insect

noun
true bugs: insects whose forewings are membranous but have leathery tips
Hypernyms: ↑insect
Hyponyms: ↑water bug, ↑assassin bug, ↑reduviid, ↑firebug, ↑cotton stainer
Member Holonyms: ↑Heteroptera, ↑suborder Heteroptera

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  • heteropterous — adjective Etymology: ultimately from Greek heter + pteron wing more at feather Date: 1895 of or relating to an insect order or suborder (Heteroptera) comprising the true bugs …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • het|er|op|ter|an — «HEHT uh ROP tuhr uhn», adjective, noun. –adj. = heteropterous. (Cf. ↑heteropterous) –n. a heteropterous insect. ╂[< hetero + Greek pterón wing + English an] …   Useful english dictionary

  • chinch bug — noun small black and white insect that feeds on cereal grasses • Syn: ↑Blissus leucopterus • Hypernyms: ↑lygaeid, ↑lygaeid bug • Member Holonyms: ↑Blissus, ↑genus Blissus * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • water bug — noun 1. a true bug: large aquatic bug adapted to living in or on the surface of water • Hypernyms: ↑heteropterous insect • Hyponyms: ↑giant water bug, ↑water scorpion, ↑water boatman, ↑boat bug, ↑water strider, ↑ …   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

  • cotton stainer — noun a true bug: bug that damages and stains the lint of developing cotton • Hypernyms: ↑heteropterous insect • Member Holonyms: ↑Dysdercus, ↑genus Dysdercus …   Useful english dictionary

  • firebug — noun 1. a criminal who illegally sets fire to property • Syn: ↑arsonist, ↑incendiary • Derivationally related forms: ↑arson (for: ↑arsonist) • Hypernyms: ↑c …   Useful english dictionary

  • Heteroptera — noun true bugs • Syn: ↑suborder Heteroptera • Hypernyms: ↑animal order • Member Holonyms: ↑Hemiptera, ↑order Hemiptera • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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

  • suborder Heteroptera — noun true bugs • Syn: ↑Heteroptera • Hypernyms: ↑animal order • Member Holonyms: ↑Hemiptera, ↑order Hemiptera • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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