sheep louse

noun

Definition of sheep louse

1 : a biting louse (Bovicola ovis) that infests sheep and feeds on the wool

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History and Etymology for sheep louse

Middle English scheplows, from schep, sheep sheep + lows, lous louse

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“Sheep louse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sheep%20louse. Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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