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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.

[Alteration of chigoe.]


1. (Animals) Also called: chigoe or 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. (Animals) another name for the chigoe1


(ˈtʃɪg ər)

1. Also called harvest mite. the six-legged, bloodsucking larva of a mite of the family Trombiculidae, parasitic on vertebrates.
2. chigoe.
[1735–45, Amer.; variant of chigoe]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chigger - small tropical fleachigger - small tropical flea; the fertile female burrows under the skin of the host including humans
flea - any wingless bloodsucking parasitic insect noted for ability to leap
genus Tunga, Tunga - a genus of Siphonaptera
2.chigger - larval mite that sucks the blood of vertebrates including human beings causing intense irritation
trombiculid - mite that as nymph and adult feeds on early stages of small arthropods but whose larvae are parasitic on terrestrial vertebrates
genus Trombicula, Trombicula - type genus of the family Trombiculidae
ácaro de la cosechaácaro rojonigua


n ácaro de la cosecha, ácaro rojo, larva roja de ciertos ácaros
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