"chigre" Definition

  1. n. 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.

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Position in dictionary: 16809 of 111710 words.
Word Type: n.,
Words that start with "chigre": 1
Words that end with "chigre": 1
Words that contain "chigre": 1
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English Dictionary Definition of chigre

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