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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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It was a hard bargain, but one that Wade could afford to take up, for if the wheat were to freeze out, or if the grasshoppers should eat it, or the chinch bugs ruin it, or a hail storm beat it down into the mud, or if any of the many hatreds Stepmother Nature holds out toward those trusting souls who would squeeze a living from her hard hands--if any of these misfortunes should transpire, he would be out nothing but labor, and that was the one thing he and Martin could afford to risk.
Chinch bugs are the most destructive to Florida lawns, and they cost Florida homeowners millions of dollars each year in sod repair.
For all the Jeffersonian-Republican gripes about monetary fluctuation, markets were still subject to rational control in ways impossible with the frosts, chinch bugs, and flooding that seasonally devastated Madison's wheat or tobacco crop.
The next year, he had a bad infestation of chinch bugs in a large field of oats.
Yes, there are also May beetles, June beetles and chinch bugs, but let us focus on those from Asia.
Hoping against hope that we would get some timely showers and that a severe 10-minute hail storm wouldn't destroy the vital crop; that grasshoppers wouldn't be as bad as last year; that chinch bugs wouldn't eat everything into the ground as they had in the past, and that the hot dry winds of August wouldn't cause our crop to roll up and die.
Navarro and his team managed to come up with a repellent for a wide variety of insects by isolating the natural chemicals used by some plants, such as soybean that repels chinch bugs, or celery that repels cabbage moths.
Development of resistance in southern chinch bugs (Hemiptera: Lygaeidae) to the insecticide bifenthrin.
Others, such as chinch bugs, scales, and aphids, have piercing-sucking mouthparts.
Webworms, cutworms, army worms and chinch bugs fall into the surface-active category.
The first fireflies around your house mean that rose chafers and two-spotted spider mites, Eastern tent caterpillars, bean leaf beetles, cucumber beetles, ticks, chiggers, corn borers, Japanese beetles, potato leaf hoppers and chinch bugs are all up to no good.
Very little is known about turfgrass leaf chemistry and its relationship to insect pests, and most insect studies have dealt with sources of insect resistance to specific insect pests such as chinch bugs, billbugs, sod webworms, mealybugs, mole crickets, and FAWs (Vittum et al.