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witchetty grub

[wich-uh-tee] /ˈwɪtʃ ə ti/
noun
1.
the large white larva of any of several species of moth and beetle of Australia, especially of the moth genus Cossus, occurring in decaying wood and traditionally used as food by Aborigines.
Origin
Adnyamadhanha
1890-1895
1890-95; < Adnyamadhanha (Australian Aboriginal language spoken around Lake Torrens, South Australia) wityati witchetty grub, perhaps equivalent to v. base witya climb + varti grub, insect
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witchetty grub

/ˈwɪtʃɪtɪ/
noun
1.
the wood-boring edible larva of certain Australian moths and beetles
Word Origin
C19: witchetty, from a native Australian language
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