from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The larva of various beetles of the genus Tenebrio that infest flour and other grain products and are often raised for bird feed.
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- n. The larval stage of the mealworm beetle (Tenebrio molitor), a species of darkling beetle.
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- n. the larva of beetles of the family Tenebrionidae
These include cookies made out of dry mealworm bodies and a pie filled with raw chicken hearts.
I did get excited for cricket and mealworm tacos when I first heard “Oaxaca” though.
It also can be mixed into prepared foods to boost their nutritional value—like putting mealworm paste into a quiche.
Martinez, who is also an artist dedicated to micro architectural structures i.e. small farms, created a home mealworm farm called Wurmhaus as a nod to the Bauhaus humanist approach and a reaction to "contemporary agriculture and the practices of large-scale factory farms".
Monica Martinez thinks Americans are ready to embrace entomophagy (bug-eating) and she's launched an edible bug food cart (Don Bugito) as well as a home mealworm farm (Wurmhaus) to prove her point.
Martinez is doubtful that home mealworm farms will catch on in a big way, but she is hopeful that there will be a shift in attitude in the near future and Americans and other Westerners might at least consider ordering a serving of crickets or wax moth larvae as the basis of a home-cooked meal.
At first he had wanted to blame MacLean, but who could do so when Lady Davies and her gawking mealworm of a son had been there, snickering at his predicament?
I buy a lot of rice and sometimes you get it with the mealworm eggs already in it and they hatch and you get gross worms that grow up to be gross little moths.
It looks like a giant mealworm or maggot coming out of the pumpkin.
Triple the size of a conventional mealworm, they are now commonly used for feeding exotic pet species and were also featured as hors d'oeuvres on the television program "Fear Factor."
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