Tick bean
Tick Tick, n. [OE. tike, teke; akin to D. teek, G. zecke. Cf. {Tike} a tick.] (Zo["o]l.) (a) Any one of numerous species of large parasitic mites which attach themselves to, and suck the blood of, cattle, dogs, and many other animals. When filled with blood they become ovate, much swollen, and usually livid red in color. Some of the species often attach themselves to the human body. The young are active and have at first but six legs. (b) Any one of several species of dipterous insects having a flattened and usually wingless body, as the bird ticks (see under {Bird}) and sheep tick (see under {Sheep}). [1913 Webster]

{Tick bean}, a small bean used for feeding horses and other animals.

{Tick trefoil} (Bot.), a name given to many plants of the leguminous genus {Desmodium}, which have trifoliate leaves, and joined pods roughened with minute hooked hairs by which the joints adhere to clothing and to the fleece of sheep. [1913 Webster]


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  • Tick — Tick, n. [OE. tike, teke; akin to D. teek, G. zecke. Cf. {Tike} a tick.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) Any one of numerous species of large parasitic mites which attach themselves to, and suck the blood of, cattle, dogs, and many other animals. When filled with …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tick trefoil — Tick Tick, n. [OE. tike, teke; akin to D. teek, G. zecke. Cf. {Tike} a tick.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) Any one of numerous species of large parasitic mites which attach themselves to, and suck the blood of, cattle, dogs, and many other animals. When filled …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tick — An acarine of the families Ixodidae (hard ticks) or Argasidae (soft ticks), which contain many bloodsucking species that are important pests of humans and domestic birds and mammals, and that probably exceed all other arthropods in the number and …   Medical dictionary

  • sheep tick — noun 1. parasitic on sheep and cattle as well as humans; can transmit looping ill in sheep (acute viral disease of the nervous system); a vector for Lyme disease spirochete • Syn: ↑sheep tick, ↑Ixodes ricinus • Hypernyms: ↑hard tick, ↑ixodid •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • castor-bean tick — n a widely distributed tick of the genus Ixodes (I. ricinus) that is a vector of piroplasmosis and various virus diseases of domestic animals …   Medical dictionary

  • Horse tick — Horse Horse (h[^o]rs), n. [AS. hors; akin to OS. hros, D. & OHG. ros, G. ross, Icel. hross; and perh. to L. currere to run, E. course, current Cf. {Walrus}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A hoofed quadruped of the genus {Equus}; especially, the domestic horse… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • castor-bean tick — noun : a widely distributed tick (Ixodes ricinus) that resembles the castor bean seed in color and shape, lives on various mammals, and is a vector of piroplasmosis and certain virus diseases of domestic animals …   Useful english dictionary

  • sheep tick — n 1) SHEEP KED 2) CASTOR BEAN TICK …   Medical dictionary

  • Horse bean — Horse Horse (h[^o]rs), n. [AS. hors; akin to OS. hros, D. & OHG. ros, G. ross, Icel. hross; and perh. to L. currere to run, E. course, current Cf. {Walrus}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A hoofed quadruped of the genus {Equus}; especially, the domestic horse… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • castor bean tick — Ixodes ricinus …   Medical dictionary

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