chinch

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

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Synonyms:
, , (Cimex lectularius) / , ,


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  • 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; also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chinch — /chinch/, n. 1. See chinch bug. 2. (loosely) a bedbug. [1615 25; < Sp chinche < L cimic (s. of cimex) bug] * * * …   Universalium

  • chinch — n BEDBUG …   Medical dictionary

  • chinch — chinch; chinch·weed; …   English syllables

  • chinch — 1610s, from Sp./Port. chinche (dim. chinchilla) bug, from L. cimicem (nom. cimex) bedbug …   Etymology dictionary

  • Chinch'on — Original name in latin Chinch n Name in other language Chinchon, Chinsen, Jincheon, jincheon, jincheongun State code KR Continent/City Asia/Seoul longitude 36.85667 latitude 127.44333 altitude 69 Population 60964 Date 2010 08 12 …   Cities with a population over 1000 database

  • chinch — n. 1. Bed bug, house bug, bug (Cimex lectularius). 2. Chinch bug, chink bug, chintz …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • chinch — [[t]tʃɪntʃ[/t]] n. 1) ent chinch bug 2) ent (loosely) a bedbug • Etymology: 1615–25; < Sp chinche < L cīmic , s. of cīmex bug …   From formal English to slang

  • chinch — n. (in full chinch bug) US 1 a small insect, Blissus leucopterus, that destroys the shoots of grasses and grains. 2 a bedbug. Etymology: Sp. chinche f. L cimex icis …   Useful english dictionary

  • chinch 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;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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