mite Idioms & Phrases


Beetle mite

  • (Zoöl.), one of many species of mites, of the family Oribatidæ, parasitic on beetles.
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Cheese mite

  • (Zoöl.), a minute mite (Tryoglyhus siro) in cheese and other articles of food.
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Egg mite

  • (Zoöl.), any mite which devours the eggs of insects, as Nothrus ovivorus, which destroys those of the canker worm.
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Face mite

  • (Zoöll.), a small, elongated mite (Demdex folliculorum), parasitic in the hair follicles of the face.
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Harvest mite

  • noun larval mite that sucks the blood of vertebrates including human beings causing intense irritation
    jigger; chigger; redbug.
WordNet
  • (Zoöl.), a minute European mite (Leptus autumnalis), of a bright crimson color, which is troublesome by penetrating the skin of man and domestic animals; called also harvest louse, and harvest bug.
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Itch mite

  • noun whitish mites that attack the skin of humans and other animals
    sarcoptid.
    • itch mites cause scabies
WordNet
  • . (Zoöl.) Same as Itch insect, above. Also, other similar mites affecting the lower animals, as the horse and ox.
Webster 1913

Louse mite

  • (Zoöl.), any one of numerous species of mites which infest mammals and birds, clinging to the hair and feathers like lice. They belong to Myobia, Dermaleichus, Mycoptes, and several other genera.
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mite box

  • noun box for collecting alms, especially one in a church
    poor box; alms box.
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Red mite

  • . (Zoöl.) See Red spider, below.
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red spider mite

  • noun small web-spinning mite; a serious orchard pest
    red spider; Panonychus ulmi.
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Rust mite

  • noun any of several varieties of mite that burrow into plants and cause a reddish-brown discoloration on the leaves or fruit
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  • (Zoöl.), a minute mite (Phytopius oleivorus) which, by puncturing the rind, causes the rust-colored patches on oranges.
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Scarlet mite

  • (Zoöl.), any one of numerous species of bright red carnivorous mites found among grass and moss, especially Thombidium holosericeum and allied species. The young are parasitic upon spiders and insects.
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Spider mite

  • noun web-spinning mite that attacks garden plants and fruit trees
    tetranychid.
WordNet
  • . (Zoöl.) (a) Any one of several species of parasitic mites of the genus Argas and allied genera . See Argas. (b) Any one of numerous small mites injurious to plants.
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Spinning mite

  • (Zoöl.), the red spider.
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Sugar mite

  • . (Zoöl.) (a) A small mite (Tyroglyphus sacchari), often found in great numbers in unrefined sugar. (b) The lepisma.
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water mite

Wa"ter mite`

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  1. (Zoöl.) Any of numerous species of aquatic mites belonging to Hydrachna and allied genera of the family Hydrachnidæ, usually having the legs fringed and adapted for swimming. They are often red or red and black in color, and while young are parasites of fresh-water insects and mussels. Called also water tick, and water spider.
Webster 1913

web-spinning mite

  • noun a mite that spins a web
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Wood mite

  • (Zoöl.), any one of numerous small mites of the family Oribatidæ. They are found chiefly in woods, on tree trunks and stones.
Webster 1913