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noun (plural larvae /-viː/)
- the active immature form of an insect, especially one that differs greatly from the adult and forms the stage between egg and pupa, e.g. a caterpillar or grub. Compare with nymph (sense 2).
mid 17th century (denoting a disembodied spirit or ghost): from Latin, literally 'ghost, mask'
Make the plural of larva by adding -e (as in Latin): larvae.