1425–75;late Middle Englishmagot, magat, unexplained variant of maddock,Middle Englishmathek < Old Norsemathkr; akin to Danishmaddik maggot, Old Englishmatha, mathu grub, maggot, Old High Germanmado maggot
Example Sentences for maggot
The egg develops into a maggot, which appears to control the ant's behavior.
Garlic is susceptible to onion insects, except onion maggot.
The maggot is certainly worthy of a unique control strategy.
The bacteria enter through wounds in the neck or through feeding wounds of the onion maggot.
Determine the effectiveness of selective insecticides for control of apple maggot and blueberry maggot flies.
British Dictionary definitions for maggot
the soft limbless larva of dipterous insects, esp the housefly and blowfly, occurring in decaying organic matter
rare a fancy or whim
[C14: from earlier mathek; related to Old Norse mathkr worm, Old English matha, Old High German mado grub]