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sheeptick

or sheep tick

[ sheep-tik ]
/ ˈʃipˌtɪk /
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noun
a wingless, bloodsucking, dipterous insect, Melophagus ovinus, that is parasitic on sheep.
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Also called ked, sheep ked.

Origin of sheeptick

1375–1425; late Middle English scheptyke;see sheep, tick2
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British Dictionary definitions for sheeptick

sheep tick

noun
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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