sanguessuga

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Portuguese[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin sanguisūga, literally, "bloodsucker", from sanguis (blood) + sūgō (suck).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /sɐ̃.ɡɨ.ˈsu.ɣɐ/
  • Hyphenation: san‧gues‧su‧ga

Noun[edit]

sanguessuga f or m (nonstandard) (plural sanguessugas)

  1. leech (aquatic blood-sucking annelid of class Hirudinea)

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