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woodworm

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noun wood·worm \ˈwu̇d-ˌwərm\

Definition of woodworm

  1. :  an insect larva (as of a furniture beetle) that bores especially in dead wood; also :  an infestation of woodworms



1725

First Known Use of woodworm

1725


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