redbug

[ red-buhg ]
/ ˈrɛdˌbʌg /

noun Chiefly South Atlantic States.

Origin of redbug

First recorded in 1795–1805; red1 + bug1
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British Dictionary definitions for redbug

redbug
/ (ˈrɛdˌbʌɡ) /

noun

US another name for chigger (def. 1)
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