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 for harvest mite
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Harvest \Har"vest\ (h[aum]r"v[e^]st), n. [OE. harvest, hervest,
     AS. h[ae]rfest autumn; akin to LG. harfst, D. herfst, OHG.
     herbist, G. herbst, and prob. to L. carpere to pluck, Gr.
     karpo`s fruit. Cf. Carpet.]
     1. The gathering of a crop of any kind; the ingathering of
        the crops; also, the season of gathering grain and fruits,
        late summer or early autumn.
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              Seedtime and harvest . . . shall not cease. --Gen.
                                                    viii. 22.
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              At harvest, when corn is ripe.        --Tyndale.
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     2. That which is reaped or ready to be reaped or gathered; a
        crop, as of grain (wheat, maize, etc.), or fruit.
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              Put ye in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe.
                                                    --Joel iii.
                                                    13.
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              To glean the broken ears after the man
              That the main harvest reaps.          --Shak.
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     3. The product or result of any exertion or labor; gain;
        reward.
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              The pope's principal harvest was in the jubilee.
                                                    --Fuller.
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              The harvest of a quiet eye.           --Wordsworth.
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     Harvest fish (Zool.), a marine fish of the Southern United
        States ({Stromateus alepidotus); -- called whiting in
        Virginia. Also applied to the dollar fish.
  
     Harvest fly (Zool.), an hemipterous insect of the genus
        Cicada, often called locust. See Cicada.
  
     Harvest lord, the head reaper at a harvest. [Obs.]
        --Tusser.
  
     Harvest mite (Zool.), 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.
  
     Harvest moon, the moon near the full at the time of harvest
        in England, or about the autumnal equinox, when, by reason
        of the small angle that is made by the moon's orbit with
        the horizon, it rises nearly at the same hour for several
        days.
  
     Harvest mouse (Zool.), a very small European field mouse
        ({Mus minutus). It builds a globular nest on the stems of
        wheat and other plants.
  
     Harvest queen, an image representing Ceres, formerly
        carried about on the last day of harvest. --Milton.
  
     Harvest spider. (Zool.) See Daddy longlegs.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  harvest mite
      n 1: larval mite that sucks the blood of vertebrates including
           human beings causing intense irritation [syn: harvest
           mite, chigger, jigger, redbug]

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