- 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
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- 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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