Definición de maggot en inglés:

maggot

Saltos de línea: mag¦got
Pronunciación: /ˈmaɡət
 
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sustantivo

1A soft-bodied legless larva of a fly or other insect, found in decaying matter: the maggots attack the roots of the developing cabbages
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • These greenish larvae are typical fly maggots in appearance; legless, broadest at the tail end and tapering to a point at the head, with hook-like mouthparts.
  • This year flea beetles, white grubs, seed corn maggots and wireworms generated a lot of discussion.
  • Flea beetles and root maggots, the two major radish pests, can be avoided by placing floating row cover over the bed.
Sinónimos
2 archaic A whimsical or strange idea.
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • "You know, Ruth," he said, "I don't wish to say anything against Isaac, and I don't want to make you uneasy, but you know as well as I do that he has a strange maggot in his brain.
  • There's a strange maggot hath got into their brains, which possesseth them with a kind of vertigo, and it reigns in the pulpit more than anywhere else, for some of our preachmen are grown dog mad, there's a worm got into their tongues as well as their heads.

Origen

late Middle English: perhaps an alteration of dialect maddock, from Old Norse mathkr, of Germanic origin.

Frases

act the maggot

Irish informal Behave in a foolishly playful way: we’d all walk in a line behind him, acting the maggot, you know, imitating him
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Mud, rain, music, people acting the maggot - in fact there was only one thing missing from this year's festival, sadly - the late great John Peel.
  • Are you going to act the maggot, and get yourself in trouble?
  • If you want to ‘act the maggot’ in Castlebar you are going to end up in court.

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