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cattle tick

noun
1.
a dark brown tick, Boophilus annulatus, that infests cattle and is a vector for parasitic diseases of cattle, as babesiosis.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70, Americanism
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  • Although the southern cattle tick feeds mainly on cattle, it is often found on horses.

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