gribble

[grib-uh l]

Origin of gribble

First recorded in 1830–40; perhaps akin to grub
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gribble

noun
  1. any small marine isopod crustacean of the genus Limnoria, which bores into and damages wharves and other submerged wooden structures

Word Origin for gribble

C19: perhaps related to grub
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