cattle grub
noun Date: 1926 either of two warble flies (genus Hypoderma) especially in the larval stage: a. common cattle grub b. a related warble fly (H. bovis)

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  • cattle grub — grəb n either of two warble flies of the genus Hypoderma esp. in the larval stage: a) COMMON CATTLE GRUB b) NORTHERN CATTLE GRUB …   Medical dictionary

  • cattle grub — noun 1. : the maggot of a warble fly 2. : the adult warble fly * * * the larva or adult of a warble fly, esp. Hypoderma lineatum, a common pest of cattle in North America. Also called heel fly. [1925 30, Amer.] * * * cattle grub, a larva of the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • cattle grub — cat′tle grub n. ent the larva or adult of a warble fly, esp. Hypoderma lineatum, a common pest of cattle in North America • Etymology: 1925–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • cattle grub — the larva or adult of a warble fly, esp. Hypoderma lineatum, a common pest of cattle in North America. Also called heel fly. [1925 30, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • common cattle grub — n a cattle grub of the genus Hypoderma (H. lineatum) which is found throughout the U.S. and whose larva is particularly destructive to cattle …   Medical dictionary

  • northern cattle grub — n an immature form or adult of a warble fly of the genus Hypoderma (H. bovis) called also cattle grub see BOMB FLY …   Medical dictionary

  • common cattle grub — noun Date: 1947 a cattle grub (Hypoderma lineatum) which is found throughout the United States and whose larva is particularly destructive to cattle …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • northern cattle grub — noun : the larva of a warble fly (Hypoderma bovis) see bomb fly …   Useful english dictionary

  • grub´bi|ness — grub|by «GRUHB ee», adjective, bi|er, bi|est. 1. dirty; grimy; slovenly: »a grubby lot Of sooty sweeps (Thomas Hood). She was an exceptionally grubby girl fat, sloppily dressed, and, like Willard, uncommunicative (New Yorker …   Useful english dictionary

  • grub´bi|ly — grub|by «GRUHB ee», adjective, bi|er, bi|est. 1. dirty; grimy; slovenly: »a grubby lot Of sooty sweeps (Thomas Hood). She was an exceptionally grubby girl fat, sloppily dressed, and, like Willard, uncommunicative (New Yorker …   Useful english dictionary

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