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mealworm

[meel-wurm] /ˈmilˌwɜrm/
noun
1.
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
1650-1660
1650-60; meal2 + worm
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Examples for mealworm
  • When rigging the mealworm, thread it from the rear end so the hook point ends up behind the head.
  • When rigging the mealworm, thread it from it the rear end so the hook point ends up behind the head.
  • When casting a light feather jig without a bobber, a mealworm may be the best choice.
  • Glow and brightly colored jigging spoons and jigs tipped with a mealworm were the hot gear.
  • In this stage, the mealworm transforms into its adult form, the grain beetle.
British Dictionary definitions for mealworm

mealworm

/ˈmiːlˌwɜːm/
noun
1.
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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