Cattle-tick

cattle tick

noun
a dark brown tick, Boophilus annulatus, that infests cattle and is a vector for parasitic diseases of cattle, as babesiosis.

Origin:
1865–70, Americanism

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To cattle-tick
Explore Dictionary.com
Previous Definition: cattle-stop
Next Definition: cattleduffer
Words Near: cattle-tick
More from Thesaurus.com
Synonyms and Antonyms for cattle-tick
More from Reference.com
Search for articles containing cattle-tick
More from Dictionary.com Translator
Dictionary.com Word FAQs

Dictionary.com presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature