Definitions

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  • adj. Resembling or characteristic of a grub.

Etymologies

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grub +‎ -like

Examples

  • The eggs laid by the queen hatch into white, grublike larvae, which in turn become white pupae from which adult wasps emerge.

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  • In upsizing, evolution had necessarily moved reinforcing struts inside the body, till the outside was a combination of grublike skin and sheets of pale chitin.

    A Fire Upon the Deep

  • It takes from three to ten days for the eggs to hatch into whitish or pinkish grublike caterpillars, and from five to ten weeks from the laying of the eggs before more moths appear to lay another lot of eggs.

    Every Step in Canning

  • To dispose of them it is needful to clear the surroundings of the grublike larvæ as well as to treat the victim.

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse

  • A white grublike caterpillar causes the damage by boring into the vine.

    Evansville Courier & Press Stories

  • Take up jogging (which will have the added salutary effects of getting rid of unsighly flab and getting some sun on that pale, grublike skin)!

    Ace of Spades HQ

  • After hatching, the grublike larva enters the stem to feed.

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