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frass

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noun

insect excrement.

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Origin of frass

1850–55; originally, the refuse and excrement of boring or leaf-eating insects <German Frass insect damage, corrosion, noun from base of fressen to eat (of animals); see fress, fret1
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British Dictionary definitions for frass

frass
/ (fræs) /

noun

excrement or other refuse left by insects and insect larvae

Word Origin for frass

C19: from German, from fressen to devour
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