ə-ˈgä-vē-ˌwərm also -ˈgā-
: the larva of various butterflies (as Aegiale hesperiaris) of the family Megathymidae that is fried and eaten in Mexico and the U.S.

called also maguey worm

Word History

First Known Use

1884, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of agaveworm was in 1884

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“Agaveworm.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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