Definition of sowbug in English:

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Pronunciation: /saʊˈbʌɡ/


chiefly North American
Another term for woodlouse.
Example sentences
  • One nontermite host of Arthromitus that my colleagues and I examined in depth was the common sow bug, Porcellio scaber.
  • The children's trays began to fill with mayfly nymphs, aquatic sow bugs, and the larvae of blackflies, caddis flies, and bloodred midges.
  • Decomposing organisms consist of bacteria, fungi, and larger organisms such as worms, sow bugs, nematodes, and numerous others.

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