adobe bug


Definition of adobe bug

: a hemipterous insect pest (Haematosiphon inodora) of poultry in arid southwestern U.S. and adjacent Mexico

called also coruco, Mexican chicken bug

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First Known Use of adobe bug

1915, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for adobe bug

so called from its distribution in areas where adobe is common

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“Adobe bug.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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