Definition of pill woodlouse in English:

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pill woodlouse

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A woodlouse with a thick cuticle, which is able to roll up into a ball when threatened. Also called pill bug.
  • Genus Armadillidium, order Isopoda
Example sentences
  • The common pill woodlouse has a flat grey, oval body and is able to roll into a ball when disturbed.
  • The common pill woodlouse was the only one found in drier areas of our school grounds.
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