from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The name given in Australia to certain longicorn larvæ dug out of the roots of shrubs, or out of fallen trees, and roasted and eaten by the natives.


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  • Isn't it all witchetty grubs and kangaroo testicles?

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  • I'm still mourning the no-show of confessional journalist Liz Jones, as I was looking forward to a vegan at a bushtucker trial, telling them where to shove their witchetty grubs.

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  • They should buzz if they want to speak.4 Introduce I'm A Celebrity-style bushtucker challengesThe finalists should have to eat witchetty grubs while they're waiting to sing.

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  • I'm a great believer in trying things, so I've eaten witchetty grubs, a mountain frog, ostrich and alligator.

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  • As a child, Latz remembers collecting, with his Aboriginal friends, about twenty-five witchetty grubs from one tree in an hour or so of leisurely work, locating their boreholes and fishing them out with the hooked wiry stem of the curly windmill grass.


  • Why don't you think about eating a nice skewer of roasted witchetty grubs?

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  • The culinary genius forced down crocodile penis, a witchetty grub, which he likened to eating an oyster and two crocodile eyes.

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  • But have no fear, I'll watch it on your behalf and let you know who's eating the witchetty grubs al dente and the kangaroo testicles au naturel.

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  • If anyone is living up to my mad poetic manifesto, it's Anna with her posts on quince's bottoms and witchetty grubs, bletted medlars and flatheads.

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  • Sure some of us have eaten witchetty grubs have you?

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  • Good boy!

    June 24, 2008

  • Found a witchetty grub in the compost in my garden on Saturday. Didn't eat it.

    June 24, 2008

  • Also the witchetty bush, Acacia kempeana.

    June 24, 2008

  • Grub.

    June 24, 2008