grass-grub

noun

1
: a small shiny brown New Zealand cockchafer (Odontria zealandica) that feeds on grass
specifically : its root-eating larva that is a very destructive pest of turf
2
: corbie

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“Grass-grub.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/grass-grub. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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