Gulf coast tick

noun

often capitalized C
: a tick (Amblyomma maculatum) of the southern U.S. that is related to the lone star tick and that is often destructive to young game birds and also to the cattle of some regions

Word History

Etymology

Gulf Coast, coastal area along the Gulf of Mexico

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“Gulf coast tick.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Gulf%20coast%20tick. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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