Definition of Potato bug

1. Noun. Black-and-yellow beetle that feeds in adult and larval stages on potato leaves; originally of eastern Rocky Mountains; now worldwide.

Definition of Potato bug

1. Noun. (informal) The Colorado beetle ¹

2. Noun. (informal) The woodlouse ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Potato Bug

potato bean
potato beetle
potato beetles
potato blight
potato bread
potato bug (current term)
potato bugs
potato cake
potato chaser
potato chasers
potato chip
potato chips
potato cod
potato crisp
potato crisps
potato disease
potato family
potato fern
potato fungus
potato head

Literary usage of Potato bug

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1. The American Entomologist edited by Benjamin Dann Walsh, Charles V Riley, George Vasey (1868)
""But,'' it will be asked, "how could any entomologists make the mistake of supposing that the Colorado Potato-bug had always existed in the Northwestern ..."

2. Report of the Secretary of Agriculture by United States Dept. of Agriculture (1889)
"The Rose-breasted Grosbeak is thought, and with reason, too, to be beneficial on account of its destroying the potato bug. It is the only bird I have ..."

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