Rutherglen bug

noun
Ruth·​er·​glen bug | \ ˈrət͟hə(r)ˌglen- \

Definition of Rutherglen bug

: a common Australian lygaeid bug (Nysius vinitor) that attacks many plants (as citrus, peach, plum, potato, and grapes)

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History and Etymology for Rutherglen bug

from Rutherglen, Scotland

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“Rutherglen bug.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Rutherglen%20bug. Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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