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chig·ger

 (chĭg′ər)
n.
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.]
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chigger

(ˈtʃɪɡə)
n
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
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chig•ger

(ˈtʃɪg ər)

n.
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]
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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
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Translations
ácaro de la cosechaácaro rojonigua
aoutat

chigger

n ácaro de la cosecha, ácaro rojo, larva roja de ciertos ácaros
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References in classic literature ?
"Oh, she ain't handsome, of course; but I will own up she don't look like the same woman, what with the ribbons an' lace jiggers Miss Pollyanna makes her wear 'round her neck."
"Well then," said he, "I'm jiggered if I don't see you home!"
This penalty of being jiggered was a favourite supposititious case of his.
Three dollars an' twelve an' a half cents I'm jiggered out of on the room I'm rentin'.
We wanted to take him ashore at once, but Henry was game; he said he'd be jiggered if he'd leave a school like that for anything short of lockjaw; then he kept fishing away, hauling in hand over fist and groaning between times.
"Well, I'm jiggered!" the boy exclaimed, under his breath.
Why, I even went back over my accounts and paid Sweitzer fifty quid I'd jiggered him out of in a deal in Fiji three years before.
"Well, I'm jiggered!" cried Harry Fisher, staring at him.
The camp is also running an eye clinic, haemoglobin count to test for anaemia, youth-friendly clinic, reproductive health and child welfare as well as treatment of those afflicted by jiggers.
DARREN WEIR'S rags-to-riches training career was officially brought to a halt yesterday when he was disqualified for four years after not contesting charges relating to the discovery of three electrical apparatus, or jiggers, at his Ballarat premises last week.
At a hearing by Racing Victoria late Monday, Weir said he would not contest three charges of possessing the Taser-like "jiggers", which are used to prompt a horse to perform better on the track.