or sheep tick
[ sheep-tik ]
/ ˈʃipˌtɪk /
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a wingless, bloodsucking, dipterous insect, Melophagus ovinus, that is parasitic on sheep.
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Also called ked, sheep ked.
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How to use sheeptick in a sentence
While there, we were greatly annoyed by the wood-tick—an insect resembling, in size and in other respects, the sheep-tick.Early Western Travels 1748-1846, Volume XXX|Joel Palmer
The Sheep Tick (Melophagus ovinus) is another well-known example.
Pratt has traced them in the sheep-tick (Melophagus) to an early stage of the embryonic life.
British Dictionary definitions for sheeptick
a tick, Ixodes ricinus, that is parasitic on sheep, cattle, and man and transmits the disease louping ill in sheep
another name for sheep ked
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