Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as chigoe.
- n. In Cuba and Porto Rico, a name applied to several plants belonging to the genus Tournefortia of the borage family, especially to T. hirsutissima, a trailing shrub with one-sided spikes of flowers resembling those of heliotrope.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) The chigoe.
“ The nigua is a small but very dangerous insect which fixes itself in the feet, bores holes in the skin, and lays its eggs there.”
“My American Heritage Spanish Dictionary lists pique and nigua for chigger.”
“The nigua therefore distinguishes what the most delicate chemical analysis could not distinguish, the cellular membrane and blood of a European from those of a creole white.”
“It is a curious fact, that the whites born in the torrid zone may walk barefoot with impunity, in the same apartment where a European recently landed is exposed to the attack of the nigua or chegoe (Pulex penetrans).”
“Segunda cancion es "bruca ma nigua" interpretada por la Orqueta Aragon This is a Tourist Vid of my”
“Vacation in CUBA, I hope You like it Guys, the reazon of my vid isn't politic, this is just a remember place i did visit last year, and I'd really enjoy it, a lot of people ask me for who is the people singing here is for you Guys: Songs: the first song: "voy ala calle vapor" by septeto habanero the second song: "bruca ma nigua" by orquesta aragon.”
“Caraguairazo.] [Footnote 47: The jigger, chigoe, or nigua (_Pulex penetrans_ of science) is a microscopic flea, that buries itself under the skin and lays a myriad eggs; the result is a painful tumor.”
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