trehala

[trih-hah-luh]

noun

an edible, sugary substance secreted by certain Asiatic beetles of the genus Larinus, forming their pupal covering.

Origin of trehala

1860–65; < New Latin < Turkish tιgala < Persian tīghāl
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British Dictionary definitions for trehala

trehala

noun

an edible sugary substance obtained from the pupal cocoon of an Asian weevil, Larinus maculatus

Word Origin for trehala

C19: from Turkish tīgāla, from Persian tīghāl
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