cotton stainer

noun

Definition of cotton stainer

: any of several bugs (genus Dysdercus) that damage and stain the lint of developing cotton especially : a red and brown bug (D. suturellus) that attacks cotton in the southern U.S.

First Known Use of cotton stainer

1856, in the meaning defined above

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“Cotton stainer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cotton%20stainer. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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