Chinch-bug

  • 1chinch bug — Chinch Chinch, n. [Cf. Sp. chinche, fr. L. {cimex}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) The bedbug ({Cimex lectularius}). [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) A bug ({Blissus leucopterus}), which, in the United States, is very destructive to grass, wheat, and other grains;… …

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  • 2Chinch bug — Chinch bug, n. (Zo[ o]l.) see {chinch[2]}. [PJC] …

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  • 3chinch bug — ● chinch bug nom masculin (anglais chinch bug) Nom usuel du blissus …

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  • 4chinch bug — chinch′ bug n. ent a small lygaeid bug, Blissus leucopterus, that feeds on corn, wheat, and other grains • Etymology: 1775–85, amer …

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  • 5chinch bug — ☆ chinch bug n. a small, white winged, black hemipterous bug (Blissus leucopterus) that damages grain plants by sucking out the juices …

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  • 6chinch bug — a small lygaeid bug, Blissus leucopterus, that feeds on corn, wheat, and other grains. [1775 85, Amer.] * * * ▪ insect  (Blissus leucopterus), important grain and corn pest belonging to the insect family Lygaeidae (order Heteroptera). Though a… …

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  • 7chinch bug — noun small black and white insect that feeds on cereal grasses • Syn: ↑Blissus leucopterus • Hypernyms: ↑lygaeid, ↑lygaeid bug • Member Holonyms: ↑Blissus, ↑genus Blissus * * * …

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  • 8Chinch bug — The term chinch bug can refer to a few different North American insects: Blissus insularis – the southern chinch bug Blissus leucopterus – the true chinch bug Nysius raphanus – the false chinch bug All three species are in the order Hemiptera,… …

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  • 9chinch bug — /ˈtʃɪntʃ bʌg/ (say chinch bug) noun any of numerous small hemipterous insects of the family Lygaeidae, some of which are very destructive of fruit, vegetables, grasses, and grain crops as the Rutherglen bug. {chinch from Spanish cinche, from… …

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  • 10chinch bug — noun Date: 1785 a small black and white bug (Blissus leucopterus) that is very destructive to cereal grasses …

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  • 11chinch bug — [tʃɪn(t)ʃ] noun a plant eating ground bug that forms large swarms on grasses and rushes. [Blissus leucopterus (America) and Ischnodemus sabuleti (Europe).] Origin C17 (in the sense bedbug ): from Sp. chinche, from L. cimex, cimic …

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  • 12false chinch bug — noun : a small dark bug (Nysius ericae) resembling the related chinch bug in appearance and habits though commonly feeding on weeds and not often seriously destructive to cultivated crops …

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  • 13hairy chinch bug — noun : a bug closely related to and possibly a short winged variety of the chinch bug that is sometimes destructive to turf in the northeastern United States …

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  • 14Chinch — Chinch, n. [Cf. Sp. chinche, fr. L. {cimex}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) The bedbug ({Cimex lectularius}). [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) A bug ({Blissus leucopterus}), which, in the United States, is very destructive to grass, wheat, and other grains; also… …

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  • 15Bug — /bug/; Pol., Russ. /boohk/, n. 1. a river in E central Europe, rising in W Ukraine and forming part of the boundary between Poland and Ukraine, flowing NW to the Vistula River in Poland. 450 mi. (725 km) long. 2. a river in SW Ukraine flowing SE… …

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  • 16chinch — [chinch] n. [Sp chinche < L cimex, bug: see CIMEX] 1. BEDBUG ☆ 2. CHINCH BUG …

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