from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See chigger.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. any of various mites of the genus Trombicula. Inhabiting forests and grasslands, in their larval stage they attach to various animals including humans and feed on skin, often causing itching.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a minute European mite (Leptus autumnalis), of a bright crimson color, which is troublesome by penetrating the skin of man and domestic animals; -- called also harvest louse, and harvest bug.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as harvest-tick; especially, a mite of the genus Trombidium or family Trombidiidæ.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. larval mite that sucks the blood of vertebrates including human beings causing intense irritation


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