wood-boring
adjective Date: 1815 excavating galleries in wood in feeding or in constructioncting a nest — used chiefly of an insect

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  • wood-boring — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ adjective : excavating galleries in wood in feeding or in constructing a nest wood boring worms had eaten many of … the boxes David Masters * * * woodˈ boring adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑wood …   Useful english dictionary

  • metallic wood-boring beetle — any of numerous metallic green, blue, copper, or black beetles of the family Buprestidae, the larvae of which bore into the wood of trees. * * * ▪ insect also called  Jewel Beetle,         any of some 15,000 species of beetles (insect order… …   Universalium

  • metallic wood-boring beetle — any of numerous metallic green, blue, copper, or black beetles of the family Buprestidae, the larvae of which bore into the wood of trees …   Useful english dictionary

  • wood wasp — ▪ insect       primitive insect belonging to any of three families in the suborder Symphyta (order Hymenoptera): Xiphydriidae, Orussidae (sometimes spelled Oryssidae), and Anaxyelidae. Orussidae are known as parasitic wood wasps; Anaxyelidae are… …   Universalium

  • wood borer — noun 1. : a grub that is the wood boring larva of any of numerous beetles (as a click beetle, longicorn beetle, buprestid, or weevil) compare apple tree borer 2. : a borer (as the peach tree borer) that is the larva of any of various… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Wood — Wood, n. [OE. wode, wude, AS. wudu, wiodu; akin to OHG. witu, Icel. vi?r, Dan. & Sw. ved wood, and probably to Ir. & Gael. fiodh, W. gwydd trees, shrubs.] [1913 Webster] 1. A large and thick collection of trees; a forest or grove; frequently used …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wood acid — Wood Wood, n. [OE. wode, wude, AS. wudu, wiodu; akin to OHG. witu, Icel. vi?r, Dan. & Sw. ved wood, and probably to Ir. & Gael. fiodh, W. gwydd trees, shrubs.] [1913 Webster] 1. A large and thick collection of trees; a forest or grove; frequently …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wood anemone — Wood Wood, n. [OE. wode, wude, AS. wudu, wiodu; akin to OHG. witu, Icel. vi?r, Dan. & Sw. ved wood, and probably to Ir. & Gael. fiodh, W. gwydd trees, shrubs.] [1913 Webster] 1. A large and thick collection of trees; a forest or grove; frequently …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wood ant — Wood Wood, n. [OE. wode, wude, AS. wudu, wiodu; akin to OHG. witu, Icel. vi?r, Dan. & Sw. ved wood, and probably to Ir. & Gael. fiodh, W. gwydd trees, shrubs.] [1913 Webster] 1. A large and thick collection of trees; a forest or grove; frequently …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wood apple — Wood Wood, n. [OE. wode, wude, AS. wudu, wiodu; akin to OHG. witu, Icel. vi?r, Dan. & Sw. ved wood, and probably to Ir. & Gael. fiodh, W. gwydd trees, shrubs.] [1913 Webster] 1. A large and thick collection of trees; a forest or grove; frequently …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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