Definition of pill bug in English:

pill bug

noun

  • another term for pill woodlouse
    • ‘In areas where acid rain is most severe, the supplementary calcium-rich foods that female songbirds depend on - snail shells, isopods such as pill bugs, millipedes, and earthworms - may be in short supply.’
    • ‘The wood louse is known in Britain by many local names - tiggy-hog, cheeselog, pill bug, chiggy pig, and rolypoly among others.’
    • ‘The Crustaceamorpha includes lobsters, crabs, shrimp, pill bugs, krill, barnacles, water fleas, brine shrimp (sea monkeys), copepods, ostracods, and more - many, many more.’
    • ‘They include such things as spiders, leeches, millipedes, pill bugs, flatworms, mites, beetles, and water dwellers such as water scorpions and nematode worms.’
    • ‘This small crustacean is similar to the terrestrial pill bug but is aquatic and is found in only one thermal spring near Socorro, New Mexico.’