chicken louse

chicken louse
noun
a louse parasitic on poultry
Hypernyms: ↑bird louse, ↑biting louse, ↑louse
Member Holonyms: ↑Menopon, ↑genus Menopon

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chicken louse,
any one of several parasitic insects related to bird lice, which infest poultry and pheasants.

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