1. [syn: harvest mite, chigger, jigger, redbug]
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.
Seedtime and harvest . . . shall not cease. --Gen.
At harvest, when corn is ripe. --Tyndale.
2. That which is reaped or ready to be reaped or gathered; a
crop, as of grain (wheat, maize, etc.), or fruit.
Put ye in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe.
To glean the broken ears after the man
That the main harvest reaps. --Shak.
3. The product or result of any exertion or labor; gain;
The pope's principal harvest was in the jubilee.
The harvest of a quiet eye. --Wordsworth.
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.]
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
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
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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: larval mite that sucks the blood of vertebrates including
human beings causing intense irritation [syn: harvest
mite, chigger, jigger, redbug]