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mealworm

[meel-wurm] /ˈmilˌwɜrm/
noun
1.
the larva of any of several darkling beetles of the genus Tenebrio, which infests granaries and is used as food for birds and animals.
Origin of mealworm
1650-1660
First recorded in 1650-60; meal2 + worm
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British Dictionary definitions for mealworm

mealworm

/ˈmiːlˌwɜːm/
noun
1.
the larva of various beetles of the genus Tenebrio, esp T. molitor, feeding on meal, flour, and similar stored foods: family Tenebrionidae
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