as*sas*sin \ ə-ˈsa-sᵊn \
circa 1520{ds||1||}
  • a member of a Shia Muslim sect who at the time of the Crusades was sent out on a suicidal mission to murder prominent enemies
  • a person who commits murder; especially : one who murders a politically important person either for money or from fanatical adherence to a cause

assassin bug

assassin bug \
  • any of a family (Reduviidae) of bugs that are usually predatory on insects though some (such as a kissing bug) suck the blood of mammals —called also reduviid
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