meal-worm

mealworm

[meel-wurm]
noun
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:
1650–60; meal2 + worm

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mealworm (ˈmiːlˌwɜːm)
 
n
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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