sheep tick
noun see sheep ked

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Sheep tick — Sheep Sheep, n. sing. & pl. [OE. shep, scheep, AS. sc?p, sce[ a]p; akin to OFries. sk?p, LG. & D. schaap, G. schaf, OHG. sc[=a]f, Skr. ch[=a]ga. [root]295. Cf. {Sheepherd}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of several species of ruminants of the genus… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

  • sheep tick — n. a wingless, flattened, leathery dipterous fly (Melophagus ovinus) that is an external parasite on sheep * * * …   Universalium

  • sheep tick — n. a wingless, flattened, leathery dipterous fly (Melophagus ovinus) that is an external parasite on sheep …   English World 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

  • 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

  • sheep tick — /ˈʃip tɪk/ (say sheep tik) noun a parasitic, wingless fly, Melophagus ovinus, of the dipterous family Hippoboscidae which afflicts sheep …   Australian English dictionary

  • 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 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 …   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

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