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woodlouse (n.)

also wood-louse, 1610s, from wood (n.) + louse (n.). So called from being found in old wood.

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Definitions of woodlouse

woodlouse (n.)
any of various small terrestrial isopods having a flat elliptical segmented body; found in damp habitats;
Synonyms: wood louse / slater
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