chigger

chigger

n. 1. a small tropical flea (Tunga penetrans, formerly Pulex penetrans); same as chigoe.
[Also spelled chigre.]

Syn. -- chigoe, chigoe flea, Tunga penetrans.
[WordNet 1.5]

2. a larval mite of the family Trombiculidae that sucks the blood of vertebrates including human beings, causing intense irritation, and serving to transmit several infectious diseases.
Syn. -- harvest mite, jigger, redbug.
[WordNet 1.5]

 

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