Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of mites, of the family Ixodidœ, having no eyes.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A genus of venomous ticks which attack men and animals. The famous Persian Argas, also called Miana bug, is Argas Persicus; that of Central America, called talaje by the natives, is Argas Talaje.

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Examples

  • Argas, which also they say was a nickname of Demosthenes, was given him for his behavior, as being savage and spiteful, argas being one of the poetical words for a snake; or for his disagreeable way of speaking, Argas being the name of a poet, who composed very harshly and disagreeably.

    The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans

  • But the name of Argas, which also they say was a nickname of Demosthenes, was given him for his behavior, as being savage and spiteful, argas being one of the poetical words for a snake; or for his disagreeable way of speaking, Argas being the name of a poet, who composed very harshly and disagreeably.

    Demosthenes

  • i made these this afternoon on a whim and have eaten … nearly all of them.woops. argas Aug 16

    Frosted Lemon Poppyseed Cookies | Baking Bites

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