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noun
a small lygaeid bug, Blissus leucopterus, that feeds on corn, wheat, and other grains.
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Origin of chinch bug

An Americanism dating back to 1775–85
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British Dictionary definitions for chinch bug

chinch bug

noun
a black-and-white tropical American heteropterous insect, Blissus leucopterus, that is very destructive to grasses and cereals in the US: family Lygaeidae
a related and similar European insect, Ischnodemus sabuleti
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