onweersbeestje

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Etymology[edit]

Compound of onweer +‎ -s- +‎ beestje. Named after their habit of appearing in the warm, humid weather before thunderstorms.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɔnʋeːrsˌbeːstjə/
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  • Hyphenation: on‧weers‧bees‧tje

Noun[edit]

onweersbeestje n (plural onweersbeestjes)

  1. thrips, thunderbug
    Synonyms: donderbeestje, trips