Definition of harvest mite in English:

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harvest mite

Pronunciation: /ˈhärvəst mīt/

noun

Another term for chigger (sense 1).
Example sentences
  • Chigger bites are caused by the harvest mite or red bug, which commonly is found in grasslands of the southeastern United States.
  • Due to the soil in this area, harvest mite infestations are a particular problem locally.
  • Chiggers, the larvae of harvest mites, transmit the organism that causes scrub typhus.

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Syllabification: har·vest mite

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