any of a variety of ticks, as the American dog tick, that commonly infest dogs and may transmit Rocky Mountain spotted fever or tularemia to humans.
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First recorded in 1545–55
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Example sentences from the Web for dog tick
Both the dog-tick and the American tick before mentioned, especially the latter, also infest the horse.An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. I (of 4)|William Kirby