Chigger meaning

chĭgər
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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.
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The tiny, red larva of a family (Trombiculidae) of mites, whose bite causes severe itching.
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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.
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Origin of chigger

  • Alteration of chigoe

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition