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thunderbug

Line breaks: thun¦der|bug
Pronunciation: /ˈθʌndəbʌɡ
 
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Definition of thunderbug in English:

noun

Another term for thrips.
Example sentences
  • We stayed up high for a couple of miles, a hatch of thunderbugs coated a gate post, a train hooted and rattled and we descended a sunken wooded track to the Newbridge Crossing.
  • In the hot weather, tiny thunderbugs or ‘thrips’ managed to get into the LCD panel somehow.
  • On a straight stretch into Darlington, the heat haze wobbling the view, there were millions - even billions - of thunderbugs.

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