cimex

See also: Cimex

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From the genus name Cimex, from Latin cīmex (bug).

NounEdit

cimex (plural cimices)

  1. Any member of the genus Cimex, especially the bedbug.
    • 1855, Henry G Dalton, The history of British Guiana
      Some of these cimices are extremely pretty, but if handled emit their disagreeable perfume. I have met with about a dozen species of these bugs.
    • 1967, Merritt E Lawlis, Elizabethan prose fiction
      There was a poor fellow during my remainder there that, for a new trick he had invented of killing cimices and scorpions, had his mountebank banner hung up...

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Unknown origin.

NounEdit

cimex (genitive cīmicis)

  1. bug
  2. bedbug

DescendantsEdit

Last modified on 26 August 2013, at 17:52