harvest mite

harvest mite
chigger (def. 1).
[1870-75, Amer.]

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  • Harvest mite — Harvest Har vest (h[aum]r v[e^]st), n. [OE. harvest, hervest, AS. h[ae]rfest autumn; akin to LG. harfst, D. herfst, OHG. herbist, G. herbst, and prob. to L. carpere to pluck, Gr. karpo s fruit. Cf. {Carpet}.] 1. The gathering of a crop of any… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • harvest mite — ☆ harvest mite n. CHIGGER …   English World dictionary

  • Harvest mite — Taxobox name = Harvest Mite image width = 240px image caption = Larval harvest mite from North America regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda subphylum = Chelicerata classis = Arachnida subclassis = Acari superordo = Acariformes ordo =… …   Wikipedia

  • harvest mite — noun 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. Syn: red bug, trombiculid mite, scrub itch mite,… …   Wiktionary

  • harvest mite — noun a minute mite whose parasitic larvae live on or under the skin of animals where they cause dermatitis and can transmit scrub typhus. [Genus Trombicula.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • harvest mite — har′vest mite n. ivt chigger 1) • Etymology: 1870–75, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • harvest mite — noun larval mite that sucks the blood of vertebrates including human beings causing intense irritation • Syn: ↑chigger, ↑jigger, ↑redbug • Hypernyms: ↑trombiculid • Member Holonyms: ↑Trombicula, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • harvest mite — noun Date: 1873 chigger 2 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • harvest mite — see Trombicula * * * chigger …   Medical dictionary

  • harvest mite — see Trombicula …   The new mediacal dictionary

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