harvest-mite

harvest mite

noun
chigger ( def 1 ).

Origin:
1870–75, Americanism

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harvest mite or harvest tick
 
n
the bright red parasitic larva of any of various free-living mites of the genus Trombicula and related genera, which causes intense itching of human skin
 
harvest tick or harvest tick
 
n

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harvest mite n.
See chigger.

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