adobe bug

noun

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

called also coruco, Mexican chicken bug

Word History

Etymology

so called from its distribution in areas where adobe is common

First Known Use

1915, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of adobe bug was in 1915

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“Adobe bug.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/adobe%20bug. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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