red bug
noun Date: 1804 Southern & Midland chigger 2

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  • Red bug — Red Red, a. [Compar. {Redder} ( d?r); superl. {Reddest}.] [OE. red, reed, AS. re[ a]d, re[ o]d; akin to OS. r[=o]d, OFries. r[=a]d, D. rood, G. roht, rot, OHG. r[=o]t, Dan. & Sw. r[ o]d, Icel. rau[eth]r, rj[=o][eth]r, Goth. r[ a]uds, W. rhudd,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • red bug — bəg n Southern & Midland CHIGGER (2) * * * chigger …   Medical dictionary

  • red|bug — «REHD UHG», noun. 1. = chigger: (Cf. ↑chigger) »Chiggers, called redbugs down South, cause the most exquisite itching (Science News Letter). 2. = cotton stainer. (Cf. ↑cotton stainer) …   Useful english dictionary

  • red bug — ▪ insect also called  Stainer, Firebug, or Pyrrhocorid Bug,         any insect of the family Pyrrhocoridae (order Heteroptera), which contains more than 300 species. The red bug a fairly common, gregarious, plant feeding insect found mostly in… …   Universalium

  • red bug — noun : any of various red insects: as a. South & Midland : chigger 2 b. : any of several red mirid bugs that live on apple trees c. : cotton stainer …   Useful english dictionary

  • Auto Red Bug — The Auto Red Bug automobiles were manufactured in Lafayette, Indiana, by the American Motor Vehicle Company, from 1916 1920. [ [http://www.cruise in.com/resource/cisbuilt.htm Cruise IN.com Indiana built automobiles sorted by name ] ] References …   Wikipedia

  • apple red bug — noun : a small plump reddish bug (Lygidea mendax) that feeds on young apple foliage and developing fruits causing russeting, dwarfing, and catfacing of the mature apples …   Useful english dictionary

  • Red — Red, a. [Compar. {Redder} ( d?r); superl. {Reddest}.] [OE. red, reed, AS. re[ a]d, re[ o]d; akin to OS. r[=o]d, OFries. r[=a]d, D. rood, G. roht, rot, OHG. r[=o]t, Dan. & Sw. r[ o]d, Icel. rau[eth]r, rj[=o][eth]r, Goth. r[ a]uds, W. rhudd, Armor …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Red admiral — Red Red, a. [Compar. {Redder} ( d?r); superl. {Reddest}.] [OE. red, reed, AS. re[ a]d, re[ o]d; akin to OS. r[=o]d, OFries. r[=a]d, D. rood, G. roht, rot, OHG. r[=o]t, Dan. & Sw. r[ o]d, Icel. rau[eth]r, rj[=o][eth]r, Goth. r[ a]uds, W. rhudd,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Red ant — Red Red, a. [Compar. {Redder} ( d?r); superl. {Reddest}.] [OE. red, reed, AS. re[ a]d, re[ o]d; akin to OS. r[=o]d, OFries. r[=a]d, D. rood, G. roht, rot, OHG. r[=o]t, Dan. & Sw. r[ o]d, Icel. rau[eth]r, rj[=o][eth]r, Goth. r[ a]uds, W. rhudd,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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