chig·oe (chĭgō, chēgō)
1. A small tropical flea (Tunga penetrans), the fertilized female of which burrows under the skin of humans and other mammals, causing intense irritation and sores that may become severely infected. Also called chigger, jigger2, sand flea.
2. See chigger.
[Of Cariban origin; akin to Akawaiio (Cariban language of Guyana) chiigò.]
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