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English noun: louse

1. louse (animal) wingless usually flattened bloodsucking insect parasitic on warm-blooded animals

Synonymssucking louse

Broader (hypernym)insect

Narrower (hyponym)body louse, common louse, cootie, crab, crab louse, head louse, Pediculus capitis, Pediculus corporis, Pediculus humanus, Phthirius pubis, pubic louse

Member meronymAnoplura, order Anoplura

2. louse (person) a person who has a nasty or unethical character undeserving of respect

Synonymsdirt ball, insect, worm

Broader (hypernym)disagreeable person, unpleasant person

3. louse (animal) any of several small insects especially aphids that feed by sucking the juices from plants

Synonymsplant louse

Broader (hypernym)homopteran, homopterous insect

Narrower (hyponym)adelgid, aphid, grape louse, grape phylloxera, jumping plant louse, oak blight, Phylloxera vitifoleae, psylla, psyllid

4. louse (animal) wingless insect with mouth parts adapted for biting; mostly parasitic on birds

Synonymsbird louse, biting louse

Broader (hypernym)insect

Narrower (hyponym)chicken louse, Menopon gallinae, Menopon palladum, shaft louse

Member meronymMallophaga, order Mallophaga

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