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chig·ger  audio  (chgr) KEY 

NOUN:
  1. Any of various small, six-legged larvae of mites of the family Trombiculidae, parasitic on insects, humans, and other vertebrates. The chigger's bite produces a wheal that is usually accompanied by severe itching. Also called chigoe, harvest bug, harvest mite, jigger2, red bug.
  2. See chigoe.

ETYMOLOGY:
Alteration of chigoe


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