Chinch (?), n. [Cf. Sp. chinche, fr. L. cimex.]

1. Zool.

The bedbug (Cimex lectularius).

2. Zool.

A bug (Blissus leucopterus), which, in the United States, is very destructive to grass, wheat, and other grains; -- also called chiniz, chinch bug, chink bug. It resembles the bedbug in its disgusting odor.

 

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