trehala

noun
tre·​ha·​la | \ trə̇ˈhälə \
plural -s

Definition of trehala

: a sweet edible substance constituting the pupal covering of an Asiatic beetle (probably Larinus maculatus)

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History and Etymology for trehala

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 26 Oct. 2020.

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