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noun meal·worm \-ˌwərm\

Definition of mealworm

  1. :  the larva of a darkling beetle (especially genus Tenebrio) that infests grain products but is often raised as food for insectivorous animals, for laboratory use, or as fishing bait



1658

First Known Use of mealworm

1658


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