conenose
conenose cone"nose, cone-nose cone"-nose`, n. A large bloodsucking hemipterous insect of the family {Reduviid[ae]}, often found in houses, esp. in the southern and western United States. It bites severely, and is one of the species called {kissing bugs}. It is also called {big bedbug}.

Syn: cone-nosed bug, conenose bug, big bedbug, kissing bug. [Webster 1913 Suppl. + WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • conenose — ☆ conenose [kōn′nōz΄ ] n. any of certain hemipteran insects (family Reduviidae) with a conelike base on the sucking beak, esp. a bloodsucking genus (Triatoma) that sometimes transmits parasites: found in the S U.S. and tropical America …   English World dictionary

  • conenose — noun large bloodsucking bug • Syn: ↑cone nosed bug, ↑conenose bug, ↑big bedbug, ↑kissing bug • Hypernyms: ↑assassin bug, ↑reduviid • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • conenose — noun Date: circa 1891 kissing bug …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • conenose — /kohn nohz /, n. any of several bloodsucking assassin bugs of the genus Triatoma, some of which inflict a painful bite and serve as vectors of Chagas disease. [1890 95; CONE + NOSE] * * * …   Universalium

  • conenose — cone·nose kōn .nōz n any of various large bloodsucking reduviid bugs esp. of the genus Triatoma including some capable of inflicting painful bites called also kissing bug compare ASSASSIN BUG …   Medical dictionary

  • conenose — n. large bloodsucking insect …   English contemporary dictionary

  • conenose — cone·nose …   English syllables

  • conenose — cone•nose [[t]ˈkoʊnˌnoʊz[/t]] n. ent any of several assassin bugs of the genus Triatoma, having a cone shaped sucker • Etymology: 1890–95 …   From formal English to slang

  • conenose bug — noun large bloodsucking bug • Syn: ↑conenose, ↑cone nosed bug, ↑big bedbug, ↑kissing bug • Hypernyms: ↑assassin bug, ↑reduviid • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • big bedbug — conenose cone nose, cone nose cone nose , n. A large bloodsucking hemipterous insect of the family {Reduviid[ae]}, often found in houses, esp. in the southern and western United States. It bites severely, and is one of the species called {kissing …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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