woodworm

noun
wood·​worm | \ ˈwu̇d-ˌwərm How to pronounce woodworm (audio) \

Definition of woodworm

: an insect larva (as of a furniture beetle) that bores especially in dead wood also : an infestation of woodworms

First Known Use of woodworm

1725, in the meaning defined above

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