firebug

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English[edit]

A colony of firebugs (Pyrrhocoris apterus) on a tree stump
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Etymology[edit]

fire +‎ bug

Noun[edit]

firebug (plural firebugs)

  1. Pyrrhocoris apterus, a common red and black insect, that is the type species of the family Pyrrhocoridae.
  2. (slang) a pyromaniac or arsonist.

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