Sowbug definition

soubŭg
Any of various woodlice, especially of the genera Oniscus and Porcellio, that lack the ability of pillbugs to roll into a ball.
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Noun

Singular:
sowbug
Plural:
sowbugs

Origin of sowbug

  • From its piglike shape

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition