woodlouse

woodlouse
noun /ˈwʊd.ˌlaʊs/
A terrestrial isopod crustacean (suborder Oniscoidea) with a rigid, segmented exoskeleton, often capable of being rolled into a ball, found in damp, dark places, and feeding only on dead plant matter, usually lives under stones or bark.
Syn: armadillo bug, butcher boy, pill bug, rolly polly, slater, sow bug, sai bug, saisai gnat, saikor bug, sairynkor bug, cham chamruam bug

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