sheeptick

or sheep tick

[sheep-tik]

noun

a wingless, bloodsucking, dipterous insect, Melophagus ovinus, that is parasitic on sheep.

Origin of sheeptick

1375–1425; late Middle English scheptyke; see sheep, tick2
Also called ked, sheep ked.
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