seed tick

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noun

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

Nearby words

  1. seed pearl,
  2. seed plant,
  3. seed pod,
  4. seed potato,
  5. seed shrimp,
  6. seed vessel,
  7. seed-bearing plant,
  8. seed-cake,
  9. seed-snipe,
  10. seedbed

Origin of seed tick

An Americanism dating back to 1695–1705

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Examples from the Web for seed tick

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

    Tenting on the Plains|Elizabeth B. Custer