from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The popular name of certain fetid American hemipterous insects of the genus Blissus, somewhat resembling the bedbug, very destructive to wheat, maize, etc., in the southern and western United States. Also chinch, chink-bug.
  • n. The bedbug.
  • n. An American lygæid bug, Nysius angustatus, frequently mistaken for the chinch-bug. It is wide-spread and damages grape-vines, strawberry-plants, and garden vegetables. See Nysius, with cut.


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