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

Definition of witchetty grub

: 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

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History and Etymology for witchetty grub

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 2 Dec. 2020.

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