[ trih-hah-luh ]
/ trɪˈhɑ lə /
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an edible, sugary substance secreted by certain Asiatic beetles of the genus Larinus, forming their pupal covering.
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Origin of trehala
1860–65; <New Latin <Turkish tιgala<Persian tīghāl
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British Dictionary definitions for trehala
/ (trɪˈhɑːlə) /
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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