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chigger

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noun chig·ger \ˈchi-gər, ˈji-\

Simple Definition of chigger

  • : a small insect that bites people and causes painful swelling on the skin

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of chigger

  1. 1 :  chigoe 1

  2. 2 [alteration of 2jigger] :  a six-legged usually red or orange mite larva (family Trombiculidae) that feeds on skin cells and causes intensely itchy reddish welts; also :  the adult mite of this larva

1756

First Known Use of chigger

1756

Rhymes with chigger


CHIGGER Defined for Kids

chigger

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noun chig·ger \ˈchi-gər\

Definition of chigger for Students

  1. :  the six-legged larva of a mite that clings to the skin and causes itching




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noun chig·ger \ˈchig-ər, ˈjig-\

Medical Definition of chigger

  1. 1:  chigoe 1

  2. 2:  a six-legged, usually red or orange, mite larva of the family Trombiculidae that feeds on skin cells and causes intensely itchy, reddish welts; also :  the adult mite of this larva—called also chigoe, harvest mite, jigger, red bug




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