or sheep tick
- a wingless, bloodsucking, dipterous insect, Melophagus ovinus, that is parasitic on sheep.
Origin of sheeptick
Also called ked, sheep ked.
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- 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