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chinch

 (chĭnch)
n. Chiefly Southern & Midland US
See bedbug.

[Spanish chinche, from Latin cīmex, cīmic-, bug.]

chinch

(tʃɪntʃ)
n
(Animals) Southern US another name for a bedbug
[C17: from Spanish chinche, from Latin cīmex bug]

chinch

(tʃɪntʃ)

n.
2. (loosely) a bedbug.
[1615–25; < Sp chinche < Latin cīmic-, s. of cīmex bug]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chinch - bug of temperate regions that infests especially beds and feeds on human bloodchinch - bug of temperate regions that infests especially beds and feeds on human blood
hemipteran, hemipteron, hemipterous insect, bug - insects with sucking mouthparts and forewings thickened and leathery at the base; usually show incomplete metamorphosis
Cimex, genus Cimex - type genus of the Cimicidae: bedbugs
Translations

chinch

[ˈtʃɪntʃ] chinch bug N (US) → chinche m or f de los cereales
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