chegre
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 ({Tunga penetrans}, formerly {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}.] [1913 Webster]

Note: The name is sometimes erroneously given to certain mites or ticks having similar habits. [1913 Webster] ||


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  • Chegre — Chegoe Cheg oe, Chegre Cheg re, n. See {Chigoe}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chegre — I. see chegoe II. noun see chigoe …   Useful english dictionary

  • suivre — vt. (une piste) ; se conformer // obéir suivre à (la mode), respecter (les usages) : SUIVRE (Aillon J.234, Aillon V.273, Albanais.001, Annecy, Arvillard.228, Bellecombe Bauges.153, Chambéry.025, Compôte.271, Demi Quartier, Leschaux, Megève.201,… …   Dictionnaire Français-Savoyard

  • Chegoe — Cheg oe, Chegre Cheg re, n. See {Chigoe}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chegoe — 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 ({Tunga penetrans}, formerly {Pulex penetrans}), common in the West Indies and South America, which… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chigger — 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 ({Tunga penetrans}, formerly {Pulex penetrans}), common in the West Indies and South America, which… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 ({Tunga penetrans}, formerly {Pulex penetrans}), common in the West Indies and South America, which often… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Chigre — 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 ({Tunga penetrans}, formerly {Pulex penetrans}), common in the West Indies and South America, which… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chique — 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 ({Tunga penetrans}, formerly {Pulex penetrans}), common in the West Indies and South America, which… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • jigger — 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 ({Tunga penetrans}, formerly {Pulex penetrans}), common in the West Indies and South America, which… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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