witchetty grub

noun witch·et·ty grub \ ˈwi-chə-tē- \
variants: or less commonly witchetty

Definition of witchetty grub

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

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Origin and Etymology of witchetty grub

witchetty native name in Australia


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