Larinus nidificans
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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  • 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

  • nest sugar — 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

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

  • 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

  • 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

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