Definition of plant bug in English:

plant bug

noun

  • Any hemipteran insect that infests and feeds on plants; especially (a) a mirid; (b) an aphid.

Origin

Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Richard Brookes (fl. 1721–1763), physician and author. From plant + bug.

Pronunciation

plant bug

/ˈplant bʌɡ//ˈplɑːnt bʌɡ/