Definition of mealworm in English:

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mealworm

Pronunciation: /ˈmēlˌwərm/

noun

The larva of a darkling beetle (genus Tenebrio), which is widely fed to captive birds and other insectivorous animals.
Example sentences
  • They will readily accept human handouts of mealworms and bird grubs, often becoming so tame that they can be hand-fed.
  • During early research, they used cadavers of Tenebrio molitor, commonly known as the yellow mealworm, and Galleria mellonella, or greater wax moth.
  • In the past few years, litter beetles (especially the lesser mealworm [Alphitobius diaperinus]), have become the most serious pest affecting several types of poultry production systems.

Words that rhyme with mealworm

eelworm

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Syllabification: meal·worm

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