Definition of Chigre
1. a type of flea [n -S] - See also: flea
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Literary usage of Chigre
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Out of Doors by Emerson Hough (1915)
"Then you experience an intolerable itching, and begin to swell up in bumps about as big as a hazel-nut— each bump being a place where a chigre has set up ..."
2. The Modern Practice of Physic: Exhibiting the Characters, Causes, Symptoms by Robert Thomas (1813)
"J- HE chigre is a kind of small sand-flea which proves very troublesome in the West Indies, by insinuating itself into the soft and tender parts of the ..."
3. A Practical treatise on diseases of the skin by John Vietch Shoemaker (1909)
"The sand-flea, known also as the chigre and jigger, is egg-shaped, brownish-red in color, and only half the size of the human flea. ..."