chegoe


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Chigoe \Chig"oe\, Chigre \Chig"re\, n. [Cf. F. chigue, perh. fr.
   Catalan chic small, Sp. chico; or of Peruvian origin.]
   (Zool.)
   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.]
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   Note: The name is sometimes erroneously given to certain
         mites or ticks having similar habits.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Chegoe \Cheg"oe\, Chegre \Cheg"re\, n.
   See Chigoe.
   [1913 Webster]
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