Trehala
Trehala Tre*ha"la, n. (Chem.) An amorphous variety of manna obtained from the nests and cocoons of a Syrian coleopterous insect ({Larinus maculatus}, {Larinus nidificans}, etc.) which feeds on the foliage of a variety of thistle. It is used as an article of food, and is called also {nest sugar}. [1913 Webster]

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  • tréhala — [tʀeala] n. m. ÉTYM. 1858, cit.; turc tigalah. ❖ ♦ Méd. Galle produite sur des chardons par la piqûre d un charançon (larinus nidificans) et qui contient un sucre amer. 0 M. Guibourt a adressé à l Académie des sciences la description d une… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Trehala — Trehala, heißen im Orient hohle Massen von der Größe einer Olive, welche auf den Zweigen einer Echinopsart durch die Larve einer Coleoptere erzeugt werden; sie dienen als Nahrungsmittel u. bestehen hauptsächlich aus Stärkemehl, Gummi u. einer der …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • tréhala — (tré a la) s. m. Matière pharmaceutique et alimentaire, féculente, déposée sur une synanthérée du genre échinope par le larinus nidificans (Guibourt), qui la dégorge de son estomac et en forme les parois de son nid ; il est nommé pour cela sucre… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • trehala — trə̇ˈhälə noun ( s) Etymology: probably from French tréhala, from Turkish tıgala, from Persian tīghāl : a sweet edible substance constituting the pupal covering of an Asiatic beetle (prob. Larinus maculatus) …   Useful english dictionary

  • trehala — /tri hah leuh/, n. an edible, sugary substance secreted by certain Asiatic beetles of the genus Larinus, forming their pupal covering. [1860 65; < NL < Turk tigala < Pers tighal] * * * …   Universalium

  • trehala — noun Manna from the cocoons of the insects Larinus maculatus and Larinus nidificans. Syn: nest sugar …   Wiktionary

  • trehala — A saccharine substance containing trehalose and resembling manna, excreted by a parasitic beetle, Larinus maculatus. [Fr., fr. Turk. tigala, fr. Pers. tighal] …   Medical dictionary

  • trehala — tre·ha·la …   English syllables

  • trehala — /trəˈhalə/ (say truh hahluh) noun an edible, sugar like secretion of the larvae of certain beetles of the genus Larinus, found in parts of western Asia. {? French, from modern Turkish} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Larinus maculatus — Trehala Tre*ha la, n. (Chem.) An amorphous variety of manna obtained from the nests and cocoons of a Syrian coleopterous insect ({Larinus maculatus}, {Larinus nidificans}, etc.) which feeds on the foliage of a variety of thistle. It is used as an …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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