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woodworm

Pronunciation: /ˈwʊdwɜːrm; ˈwʊdwɜːm/

Translation of woodworm in Spanish:

noun/nombre (plural woodworm)

  • 1.1 countable/numerable (larva) carcoma (feminine), polilla (feminine) de la madera
    Example sentences
    • However, the relatively soft woods of European furniture were no match for the humidity, tropical woodworms, and termites of Cuba.
    • The floors and doors on the main floor are of solid mahogany, which is impervious to tropical woodworms and termites.
    • Held in a prison cell, he called for the guards and got out seconds before the roof fell in - the story goes that the woodworms had ‘told’ him they were chewing through the beam.
    1.2 uncountable/no numerable (infestation) the table's full of woodworm la mesa está toda carcomida or está llena de carcoma

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