Anasa tristis
Squash Squash, n. [Massachusetts Indian asq, pl. asquash, raw, green, immature, applied to fruit and vegetables which were used when green, or without cooking; askutasquash vine apple.] (Bot.) A plant and its fruit of the genus {Cucurbita}, or gourd kind. [1913 Webster]

Note: The species are much confused. The long-neck squash is called {Cucurbita verrucosa}, the Barbary or China squash, {C. moschata}, and the great winter squash, {C. maxima}, but the distinctions are not clear. [1913 Webster]

{Squash beetle} (Zo["o]l.), a small American beetle ({Diabrotica vittata}, syn. {Galeruca vittata}) which is often abundant and very injurious to the leaves of squash, cucumber, etc. It is striped with yellow and black. The name is applied also to other allied species.

{Squash bug} (Zo["o]l.), a large black American hemipterous insect ({Coreus tristis} syn. {Anasa tristis}) injurious to squash vines. [1913 Webster]


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  • Anasa tristis — noun large black American bug that sucks sap of vines of the gourd family • Syn: ↑squash bug • Hypernyms: ↑coreid bug, ↑coreid • Member Holonyms: ↑Anasa, ↑genus Anasa …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Coreus tristis — Squash Squash, n. [Massachusetts Indian asq, pl. asquash, raw, green, immature, applied to fruit and vegetables which were used when green, or without cooking; askutasquash vine apple.] (Bot.) A plant and its fruit of the genus {Cucurbita}, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • squash bug — noun large black American bug that sucks sap of vines of the gourd family • Syn: ↑Anasa tristis • Hypernyms: ↑coreid bug, ↑coreid • Member Holonyms: ↑Anasa, ↑genus Anasa * * * n …   Useful english dictionary

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  • chinche — (Del lat. cimex, icis.) ► sustantivo femenino 1 ZOOLOGÍA Insecto hemíptero de cuerpo aplastado y ovalado, antenas cortas y cabeza inclinada hacia abajo, nocturno, fétido, con aparato bucal que chupa la sangre humana taladrando la piel. (Cimex… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • chinche de la calabaza — ► locución ZOOLOGÍA Insecto coreido que produce daños en las hojas y frutos de la calabacera. (Anasa tristis.) * * * Cualquiera de más de 2. 000 especies de insectos de distribución amplia (familia Coreidae), incluidas muchas plagas vegetales… …   Enciclopedia Universal

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