Grugru worm
Grugru worm Gru"gru worm" (Zo["o]l.) The larva or grub of a large South American beetle ({Calandra palmarum}), which lives in the pith of palm trees and sugar cane. It is eaten by the natives, and esteemed a delicacy. [1913 Webster]

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  • grugru worm — noun see grugru 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • grugru — noun tropical American feather palm having a swollen spiny trunk and edible nuts • Syn: ↑gri gri, ↑grugru palm, ↑macamba, ↑Acrocomia aculeata • Hypernyms: ↑feather palm • Part Meronyms: ↑g …   Useful english dictionary

  • grugru — /grooh grooh/, n. 1. any of several spiny trunked, tropical feather palms, as Acrocomia totai, of tropical America, having a swollen trunk with rings of blackish spines. 2. Also called grugru grub, grugru worm. the larva of any of several South… …   Universalium

  • grugru worms — Palm Palm, n. [AS. palm, L. palma; so named fr. the leaf resembling a hand. See 1st {Palm}, and cf. {Pam}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) Any endogenous tree of the order {Palm[ae]} or {Palmace[ae]}; a palm tree. [1913 Webster] Note: Palms are… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Palm worm — Palm Palm, n. [AS. palm, L. palma; so named fr. the leaf resembling a hand. See 1st {Palm}, and cf. {Pam}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) Any endogenous tree of the order {Palm[ae]} or {Palmace[ae]}; a palm tree. [1913 Webster] Note: Palms are… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Calandra palmarum — Grugru worm Gru gru worm (Zo[ o]l.) The larva or grub of a large South American beetle ({Calandra palmarum}), which lives in the pith of palm trees and sugar cane. It is eaten by the natives, and esteemed a delicacy. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gru|gru — «GROO groo», noun. 1. Also, grugru palm. a spiny palm of the West Indies. Its wood is very heavy and durable. 2. Also, grugru worm. the edible larva of a large weevil of tropical America, that lives in the wood of palm trees. Also, grigri. ╂ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Caryota urens — Palm Palm, n. [AS. palm, L. palma; so named fr. the leaf resembling a hand. See 1st {Palm}, and cf. {Pam}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) Any endogenous tree of the order {Palm[ae]} or {Palmace[ae]}; a palm tree. [1913 Webster] Note: Palms are… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cypselus Batassiensis — Palm Palm, n. [AS. palm, L. palma; so named fr. the leaf resembling a hand. See 1st {Palm}, and cf. {Pam}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) Any endogenous tree of the order {Palm[ae]} or {Palmace[ae]}; a palm tree. [1913 Webster] Note: Palms are… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Elaeis Guineensis — Palm Palm, n. [AS. palm, L. palma; so named fr. the leaf resembling a hand. See 1st {Palm}, and cf. {Pam}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) Any endogenous tree of the order {Palm[ae]} or {Palmace[ae]}; a palm tree. [1913 Webster] Note: Palms are… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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