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2 definitions found
 for chinch
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Chinch \Chinch\, n. [Cf. Sp. chinche, fr. L. cimex.]
     1. (Zool.) The bedbug ({Cimex lectularius).
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. (Zool.) 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.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  chinch
      n 1: bug of temperate regions that infests especially beds and
           feeds on human blood [syn: bedbug, bed bug, chinch,
           Cimex lectularius]

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