• (n.) Any one of numerous species of small, wingless, suctorial, parasitic insects belonging to a tribe (Pediculina), now usually regarded as degraded Hemiptera. To this group belong of the lice of man and other mammals; as, the head louse of man (Pediculus capitis), the body louse (P. vestimenti), and the crab louse (Phthirius pubis), and many others. See Crab louse, Dog louse, Cattle louse, etc., under Crab, Dog, etc.
  • (n.) Any one of numerous small mandibulate insects, mostly parasitic on birds, and feeding on the feathers. They are known as Mallophaga, or bird lice, though some occur on the hair of mammals. They are usually regarded as degraded Pseudoneuroptera. See Mallophaga.
  • (n.) Any one of the numerous species of aphids, or plant lice. See Aphid.
  • (n.) Any small crustacean parasitic on fishes. See Branchiura, and Ichthvophthira.
  • (v. t.) To clean from lice.

Compare louse with other words:

louse vs. ouse

bouse vs. louse

louse vs. rouse

louse vs. touse

blouse vs. louse

louse vs. youse

louse vs. souse

douse vs. louse

house vs. louse

loose vs. louse

lose vs. louse

louse vs. mouse

louse vs. nitter

louse vs. pediculus

flea vs. louse

louse vs. morpion

lice vs. louse

louse vs. lousy

louse vs. worm

louse vs. maggot

deceitful vs. louse

contemptible vs. louse

louse vs. person

insect vs. louse

louse vs. wingless

louse vs. parasitic

louse vs. nit

chat vs. louse