insect

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insect is part of the Basic English 850.

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Singular
insect

Plural
insects

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ant
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bee
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bee
beetle
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beetle
butterfly
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butterfly
dragonfly
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  1. A type of small animal with an external skeleton and six legs.
    I killed a large insect in the bathroom.
    Crickets, ants, ladybugs, and flies are insects.
  2. (figurative) A person who is weak or not important.
    The mayor thought of her as a mere insect.

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