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cotton stainer

noun
1.
any of several large red-and-black bugs of the genus Dysdercus that puncture oranges and cotton bolls and discolor cotton fibers: a serious pest in America and India.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60, Americanism
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cotton stainer

noun
1.
any of various heteropterous insects of the genus Dysdercus: serious pests of cotton, piercing and staining the cotton bolls: family Pyrrhocoridae
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