Gulf coast tick


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


Gulf Coast, coastal area along the Gulf of Mexico

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“Gulf coast tick.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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