Definition of Cotton stainer
1. Noun. A true bug: bug that damages and stains the lint of developing cotton.
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Literary usage of Cotton stainer
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1. Insect Pests of Farm, Garden and Orchard by Ezra Dwight Sanderson (1921)
"Cotton-stainer " * The cotton-stainer or red-bug is stated by Hunter to be the most important cotton pest in Florida. It occurs in small numbers in Georgia, ..."
2. Insects Injurious to Fruits by William Saunders (1883)
"The Cotton-stainer. ... like that last described, belongs to the order of true bugs (Hemiptera) • it is commonly known as the red- bug, or cotton-stainer, ..."