Cossus

noun
Cos·​sus | \ ˈkäsəs \

Definition of Cossus

: the type genus of Cossidae including a number of moths the larvae of which were once highly esteemed as food and are still eaten by Australian aborigines — see witchetty grub

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History and Etymology for Cossus

New Latin, from Latin, a kind of larva under the bark of trees; perhaps akin to Greek skedannynai to scatter

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“Cossus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cossus. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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