Gulf coast tick

noun, often capitalized C

Definition of Gulf coast tick

: 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

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History and Etymology for Gulf coast tick

Gulf Coast, coastal area along the Gulf of Mexico

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“Gulf coast tick.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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