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chig·oe

 (chĭg′ō, chē′gō)
n.
1. A small tropical flea (Tunga penetrans), the fertilized female of which burrows under the skin of humans and other mammals, causing intense irritation and sores that may become severely infected. Also called chigger, jigger2, sand flea.
2. See chigger.

[Of Cariban origin; akin to Akawaiio (Cariban language of Guyana) chiigò.]

chigoe

(ˈtʃɪɡəʊ)
n
1. (Animals) Also called: chigger, jigger or sand flea a tropical flea, Tunga penetrans, the female of which lives on or burrows into the skin of its host, which includes man
2. (Animals) another name for chigger1
[C17: from Carib chigo]

chig•oe

(ˈtʃɪg oʊ)

n.
a flea, Tunga penetrans, of tropical America and Africa, the impregnated female of which embeds itself in the skin of humans and animals and becomes distended with eggs. Also called chig′oe flea`, chigger, jigger, sand flea.
[1685–95; « Carib]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chigoe - small tropical fleachigoe - 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
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