- chinch bug,
Origin of chinch
Examples from the Web for chinch
The grain growers are losing over one hundred million dollars a year on account of the work of the chinch bug.
Write to the Division of Entomology, Washington, for bulletins on the chinch bug.Agriculture for Beginners|Charles William Burkett
For two years the crop had been almost wholly destroyed by chinch bugs.A Son of the Middle Border|Hamlin Garland
It takes over twenty-four thousand chinch bugs to weigh one ounce.
Oniscus asellus was sometimes called "socchetre," "church louse," and "chinch."The British Woodlice|Wilfred Mark Webb
Word Origin for chinch
"bedbug," 1610s, from Spanish/Portuguese chinche (diminutive chinchilla) "bug," from Latin cimicem (nominative cimex) "bedbug." Related: Chinch-bug.