trehala

trehala

[trih-hah-luh]
noun
an edible, sugary substance secreted by certain Asiatic beetles of the genus Larinus, forming their pupal covering.

Origin:
1860–65; < Neo-Latin < Turkish tιgala < Persian tīghāl

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trehala (trɪˈhɑːlə)
 
n
an edible sugary substance obtained from the pupal cocoon of an Asian weevil, Larinus maculatus
 
[C19: from Turkish tīgāla, from Persian tīghāl]

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