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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A larva of any of various darkling beetles, especially Tenebrio molitor, which infests flour and other grain products and is often used as food for birds and reptiles and as fish bait.

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  • noun The larval stage of the mealworm beetle (Tenebrio molitor), a species of darkling beetle.

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  • noun the larva of beetles of the family Tenebrionidae

Etymologies

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meal +‎ worm

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