witchetty grub

noun

witch·​et·​ty grub ˈwi-chə-tē- How to pronounce witchetty grub (audio)
variants or less commonly witchetty
plural witchetty grubs also witchetties
: any of various large, typically white grubs of Australia that are larvae usually of cossid moths, are used as food especially in the diet of the indigenous people, and include one (Endoxyla leucomochla) that feeds on the sap of acacia roots

Word History

Etymology

witchetty native name in Australia

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“Witchetty grub.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/witchetty%20grub. Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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