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seed tick

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noun
  1. the six-legged nymphal form of a tick, somewhat resembling a seed.

Origin of seed tick

An Americanism dating back to 1695–1705
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Historical Examples

  • What was most aggravating were two pests of that region, the seed-tick and the chigger.

    Tenting on the Plains

    Elizabeth B. Custer