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chiffon
chiffon cake
chiffonade
chiffonier
chiffonnier
chifforobe
chigetai
chigger
chigger flower
chiggerflower
chignon
chigoe flea
Chigre
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chigoe definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: small tropical flea; the fertile female burrows under the skin of the host including humans [syn: chigoe, chigger, chigoe flea, Tunga penetrans]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Carib chico Date: 1691 1. a tropical flea (Tunga penetrans) of which the fertile female causes great discomfort by burrowing under the skin 2. chigger 2

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. a tropical flea, Tunga penetrans, the females of which burrow beneath the skin causing painful sores. Also called CHIGGER. Etymology: Carib

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Chigoe Chig"oe, Chigre Chig"re, n. [Cf. F. chigue, perh. fr. Catalan chic small, Sp. chico; or of Peruvian origin.] (Zo["o]l.) A species of flea (Pulex penetrans), common in the West Indies and South America, which often attacks the feet or any exposed part of the human body, and burrowing beneath the skin produces great irritation. When the female is allowed to remain and breed, troublesome sores result, which are sometimes dangerous. See Jigger. [Written also chegre, chegoe, chique, chigger, jigger.] Note: The name is sometimes erroneously given to certain mites or ticks having similar habits.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. See chigre.




 


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