from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The harvest mite; -- so called from the wheals, caused by its bite.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The itch-mite, Acarus scabiei.
  • n. The acarine Leptus autumnalis, or some similar harvest-bug: so named from the wheals or pimples produced by its bite. See cut under harvest-mite.


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