calico bug
Calicoback Cal"i*co*back`, n. (Zo["o]l.) (a) The calico bass. (b) An hemipterous insect ({Murgantia histrionica}) which injures the cabbage and other garden plants; -- called also {calico bug} and {harlequin cabbage bug}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • calico bug — calico bug, = harlequin bug. (Cf. ↑harlequin bug) …   Useful english dictionary

  • calico bug — cal′ico bug n. ent harlequin bug • Etymology: 1885–90, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • calico bug. — See harlequin bug. [1885 90, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • calico bug. — See harlequin bug. [1885 90, Amer.] …   Useful english dictionary

  • harlequin cabbage bug — Calicoback Cal i*co*back , n. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) The calico bass. (b) An hemipterous insect ({Murgantia histrionica}) which injures the cabbage and other garden plants; called also {calico bug} and {harlequin cabbage bug}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Harlequin cabbage bug — Adult (left) and nymph (right) Scientific classification Kingdom: Anim …   Wikipedia

  • harlequin bug — noun also harlequin cabbage bug : a black stinkbug (Murgantia histrionica) brilliantly marked with red, orange, and yellow that is destructive to cabbage and related plants in tropical America and the warmer parts of the United States * * * a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • harlequin bug — a black stink bug, Murgantia histrionica, having red and yellow markings, that feeds on cabbages and other cruciferous plants. Also called cabbage bug, calicoback, calico bug, harlequin cabbage bug. [1865 70, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • harlequin cabbage bug — ▪ insect       a species of insect in the stinkbug family, Pentatomidae (order Heteroptera), that sucks sap and chlorophyll from crops, such as cabbage, causing them to wilt and die. Though of tropical or subtropical origin, this insect now… …   Universalium

  • Calicoback — Cal i*co*back , n. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) The calico bass. (b) An hemipterous insect ({Murgantia histrionica}) which injures the cabbage and other garden plants; called also {calico bug} and {harlequin cabbage bug}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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