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chenille bug

/sheníyl bog/ [from Fr. or Haitian chenille caterpillar] n. the larva of an insect (sp?), a caterpillar which eats cotton plants: 1962 Before the appearance of the chenille bug and other pests in 1788, the prospects of the Loyalist cotton planters were optimistic (Craton 170). (Black)

Tags: animal, French, Haitian, insect, noun

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Last update: 2010-12-23 15:46
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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