Definition of house mite in US English:

house mite

noun

  • 1An acarid mite, Glycyphagus domesticus (family Glycyphagidae), which feeds on moulds and is found chiefly in damp upholstery and mould-infested foodstuffs.

  • 2= house-dust mite.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Gleenings Bee Culture.