chink 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; -- also called {chiniz}, {chinch bug}, {chink bug}. It resembles the bedbug in its disgusting odor. [1913 Webster]


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  • 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

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

  • Blissus leucopterus — 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

  • 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

  • chiniz — 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

  • Cimex lectularius — 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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