\ˈchinch \

Definition of chinch 

: bedbug

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Lawn caterpillars and chinch bugs can continue into fall; control when noted. 44. Tom Maccubbin,, "September in the garden," 26 Aug. 2017 Chinch bugs are causing yellow to brown areas in St. Augustine lawns; treat when noticed. Tom Maccubbin,, "June gardening calendar," 27 May 2017 Chinch bugs are very active; apply an effective control following label instructions. Tom Maccubbin,, "May in the garden," 29 Apr. 2017 Chinch bugs have been active in St. Augustine lawns; control at first sign of turf decline. 19. Tom Maccubbin,, "July gardening calendar," 1 July 2017

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First Known Use of chinch

1616, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chinch

Spanish chinche, from Latin cimic-, cimex

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The first known use of chinch was in 1616

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\ˈchinch \

Medical Definition of chinch 

: bedbug

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