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1: bug of temperate regions that infests especially beds and feeds on human blood [syn: bedbug, bed bug, chinch, Cimex lectularius]
noun Date: 1808 a wingless bloodsucking hemipterous bug (Cimex lectularius) sometimes infesting houses and especially beds and feeding on human blood
n. either of two flat, wingless, evil-smelling insects of the genus Cimex infesting beds and unclean houses and sucking blood .
Bedbug Bed"bug`, n. (Zo["o]l.) A wingless, bloodsucking, hemipterous insect (Cimex Lectularius), sometimes infesting houses and especially beds. See Illustration in Appendix.
(bedbugs) A bedbug is a small insect with a round body and no wings which lives in dirty houses and feeds by biting people and sucking their blood when they are in bed. N-COUNT
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