Definition of wriggler in English:


Syllabification: wrig·gler
Pronunciation: /ˈrig(ə)lər


  • 1A person or thing that wriggles.
  • 1.1A wriggling animalcule or the larva of a mosquito. Also called wiggler.
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    • We know them by many names: grub (beetles, bees, wasps), maggot, caterpillar (butterflies, moths), and wriggler (mosquitoes).
    • The larvae, called wrigglers, feed in the water for a week or so, then pupate for only a few days before emerging as adults.
    • Watch out for mosquito wrigglers in any uncovered water containers.

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