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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chinch  \Chinch\,  n.  [Cf.  Sp  chinche,  fr  L.  {cimex}.] 
  1.  (Zo["o]l.)  The  bedbug  ({Cimex  lectularius}). 
 
  2.  (Zo["o]l.)  A  bug  ({Blissus  leucopterus}),  which  in  the 
  United  States,  is  very  destructive  to  grass,  wheat,  and 
  other  grains;  --  also  called  {chiniz},  {chinch  bug}, 
  {chink  bug}.  It  resembles  the  bedbug  in  its  disgusting 
  odor. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  chinch 
  n  :  bug  of  temperate  regions  that  infests  esp.  beds  and  feeds  on 
  human  blood  [syn:  {bedbug},  {bed  bug},  {Cimex  lectularius}] 




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