Definition of Water bug

1. Noun. A true bug: large aquatic bug adapted to living in or on the surface of water.

2. Noun. Small light-brown cockroach brought to United States from Europe; a common household pest.
Exact synonyms: Blattella Germanica, Croton Bug, Crotonbug, German Cockroach
Generic synonyms: Cockroach, Roach
Group relationships: Blattella, Genus Blattella

Definition of Water bug

1. Noun. Any member of the infraorder ''Nepomorpha'', the true water bugs. ¹

2. Noun. Any of various other true bugs that live around water. ¹

3. Noun. The American cockroach, ''Periplaneta americana''. ¹

4. Noun. The Oriental cockroach, ''Blatta orientalis''. ¹

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Medical Definition of Water bug

1. The Croton bug. Any one of numerous species of large, rapacious, aquatic, hemipterous insects belonging to Belostoma, Benacus, Zaitha, and other genera of the family Belostomatidae. Their hind legs are long and fringed, and act like oars. Some of these insects are of great size, being among the largest existing Hemiptera. Many of them come out of the water and fly about at night. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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