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1) bug. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...1. A true bug. 2. An insect or similar organism, such as a centipede or an earwig. See Regional Note at lightning bug. 3a. A disease-producing microorganism: a flu...

2) Bug, river, E Europe, also known as Western Bug. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Bug, river, E Europe, also known as Western Bug, (boog, bug) (KEY) , Pol. Bug, Ukr. Buh or Zakhidnyy Buh, river, c.480 mi (770 km) long, rising in the Volhynian-Podolian...

3) bug. The Columbia Guide to Standard American English. 1993
...variety of senses. The noun means an insect, especially pests (in Britain, specifically a bedbug ), and the term is Standard but usually nontechnical. Another sense,...

4) bug. Roget s II: The New Thesaurus, Third Edition. 1995.
...Something that mars the appearance or causes inadequacy or failure: blemish, defect, fault, flaw, imperfection, shortcoming. See BEAUTIFUL, BETTER, HELP. 2. A person...

5) Bug, river, Ukraine, also known as Southern Bug. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Bug, river, Ukraine, also known as Southern Bug, or Southern Bug, river, Ukraine: see Buh....

6) bug, in zoology. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...bug, in zoology, common name correctly applied to insects belonging to the order Hemiptera, although members of the order Homoptera (e.g., mealybug) are sometimes...

7) § 11. bug / insect. 4. Science Terms. The American Heritage Book of English Usage. 1996
...The word bug is often used to refer to any insect and sometimes even to spiders, which are not insects. Originally a term that meant a hobgoblin or scarecrow, bug...

8) pill bug. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...Also called wood louse. also called regionally Regional doodlebug. 1. A small terrestrial isopod crustacean of the genus Armadillidium closely related to the sow...

9) water bug. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...water bug, name for a large number of water-living bugs, comprising several families of the order Hemiptera (true bugs). All have jointed, sharp, sucking beaks, breathe...

10) lightning bug. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...See firefly. Although firefly remains the literary and formal word, lightning bug is the term used by the majority of Americans for the slow-moving flying insect...

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