dog louse

noun

: either of two lice that infest dogs:
a
: a bird louse (Trichodectes canis)
b
: a sucking louse (Linognathus setosus)

Word History

First Known Use

1885, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dog louse was in 1885

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“Dog louse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dog%20louse. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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