common cattle grub

noun

: a cattle grub (Hypoderma lineatum) which is found throughout the U.S. and whose larva is particularly destructive to cattle

Word History

First Known Use

1929, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of common cattle grub was in 1929

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“Common cattle grub.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/common%20cattle%20grub. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

common cattle grub

noun
: a cattle grub of the genus Hypoderma (H. lineatum) which is found throughout the United States and whose larva is particularly destructive to cattle : heel fly
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