bush louse, noun phrase

Origin:
South African DutchShow more Calque formed on South African Dutch boschluis, bosch see bosch + luis tick.
obs. except in historical contexts
bush-tick.
1821 C.I. Latrobe Jrnl of Visit 526Bushlouse, resembling the Acarius ricinus.
1838 J.E. Alexander Exped. into Int. I. 192A troublesome and small red bodied tormentor with eight legs, called a bush louse.
1850 C.W. Posselt Zulu Companion 10Take off (sc. from the horses) the bush-lice, and kill them.
1882 S. Heckford Lady Trader in Tvl 9The common domestic insect of this part of the world, namely, the ‘tick’ or ‘bush-louse’, as it is called by the Boers.
1973 O.H. Spohr tr. of F. Krauss’s Trav. Jrnl 62I first had to undress and brush my whole body to free myself from the ticks, ixodes, called bushlice by the Boers.
bush-tick.

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