trehala

noun

tre·​ha·​la
trə̇ˈhälə
plural -s
: a sweet edible substance constituting the pupal covering of an Asiatic beetle (probably Larinus maculatus)

Word History

Etymology

probably from French tréhala, from Turkish tıgala, from Persian tīghāl

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“Trehala.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trehala. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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