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English → English (WordNet)
Definition: sow bug
n : terrestrial isopod having an oval segmented body (a shape
like a sow)
English → English (gcide)
Definition: Sow bug
Sow \Sow\, n. [OE. sowe, suwe, AS. sugu, akin to s[=u], D. zog,
zeug, OHG. s[=u], G. sau, Icel. s[=y]r, Dan. so, Sw. sugga,
so, L. sus. Gr. "y^s, sy^s, Zend. hu boar; probably from the
root seen in Skr. s[=u] to beget, to bear; the animal being
named in allusion to its fecundity. [root]294. Cf. Hyena,
Soil to stain, Son, Swine.]
1. (Zo["o]l.) The female of swine, or of the hog kind.
2. (Zo["o]l.) A sow bug.
(a) A channel or runner which receives the rows of molds
in the pig bed.
(b) The bar of metal which remains in such a runner.
(c) A mass of solidified metal in a furnace hearth; a
4. (Mil.) A kind of covered shed, formerly used by besiegers
in filling up and passing the ditch of a besieged place,
sapping and mining the wall, or the like. --Craig.
Sow bread. (Bot.) See Cyclamen.
Sow bug, or Sowbug (Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous
species of terrestrial Isopoda belonging to Oniscus,
Porcellio, and allied genera of the family
Oniscid[ae]. They feed chiefly on decaying vegetable
Sow thistle [AS. sugepistel] (Bot.), a composite plant
(Sonchus oleraceus) said to be eaten by swine and some