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noun grib·ble \ˈgri-bəl\

Definition of gribble

  1. :  either of two small wood-boring marine isopods (Limnoria lignorum and L. tripunctata)

Origin and Etymology of gribble

perhaps alteration of 2grub

First Known Use: 1838

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