from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of several ticks of the genus Ixodes that are parasitic on deer and other animals and transmit the infectious agents of febrile diseases, such as Lyme disease.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A hard-bodied tick of the scientific name Ixodes scapularis of the eastern and northern Midwestern United States.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a northeastern tick now recognized as same species as Ixodes scapularis


Sorry, no etymologies found.


    Sorry, no example sentences found.


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.