chinch
noun Etymology: Spanish chinche, from Latin cimic-, cimex Date: 1616 bedbug

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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. [Sp chinche < L cimex, bug: see CIMEX] 1. BEDBUG ☆ 2. CHINCH BUG …   English World dictionary

  • 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 — 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 — Zu diesem Stichwort gibt es keinen Artikel. Möglicherweise ist „Cinch“ gemeint. Kategorie: Wikipedia:Falschschreibung …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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