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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The destructive larva of a wasp (Harmolita grandis), of western North America, that infests stalks of grain.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The grub of the caddis fly.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A caddice worm.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The larva of a trichopterous neuropterous insect; a caddisworm: so called from the bits of straw of which it builds its case. See cut under caddis-worm.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. larva of the caddis fly; constructs a case of silk covered with sand or plant debris
  • n. larva of chalcid flies injurious to the straw of wheat and other grains

Etymologies

straw +‎ worm? (Wiktionary)

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