Definition of Chigger in English :

Define Chigger in English

Chigger meaning in English

Meaning of Chigger in English

Pronunciation of Chigger in English

Chigger pronunciation in English

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1. chigger, chigoe, chigoe flea, tunga penetrans

small tropical flea; the fertile female burrows under the skin of the host including humans

2. chigger, harvest mite, jigger, redbug

larval mite that sucks the blood of vertebrates including human beings causing intense irritation

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1. Also called: chigoe, redbug US and Canadian
the parasitic larva of any of various free-living mites of the family Trombidiidae, which causes intense itching of human skin
2.  another name for the chigoe (sense 1)

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the tiny, red larva of a family (Trombiculidae) of mites, whose bite causes severe itching

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see synonyms of chigger
1. Any of various small, six-legged larvae of mites of the family Trombiculidae that parasitize humans and other vertebrates. The chigger's bite produces a wheal that is usually accompanied by severe itching. Also called chigoe, harvest bug, harvest mite, jigger2, red bug.
2. See chigoe.

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