red mite

noun

: any of several mites having a red color: such as

Examples of red mite in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These are red mites, not a bug, but an arachnid, which makes them related to spiders. Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp, Indianapolis Star, 15 June 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1894, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of red mite was in 1894

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“Red mite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/red%20mite. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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