- 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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- 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