Croton bug


Cro·​ton bug ˈkrō-tᵊn- How to pronounce Croton bug (audio)

Word History


Croton River, New York, used as a water supply for New York City

First Known Use

1877, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Croton bug was in 1877

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Cite this Entry

“Croton bug.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

Croton bug

Cro·​ton bug ˈkrōt-ᵊn- How to pronounce Croton bug (audio)
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