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woodworm

noun uk   /ˈwʊd.wɜːm/  us   /-wɝːm/ (plural woodworm)
[C] the young form of particular types of beetle which make small holes in wood as they feed on it [U] the damage done to wooden objects when woodworm feed on them: The roof timbers were riddled with woodworm.
Translations of “woodworm”
in Chinese (Traditional) 木蛀蟲,木蠹, 木蛀蟲害,木蠹蟲害…
in Chinese (Simplified) 木蛀虫,木蠹, 木蛀虫害,木蠹虫害…
(Definition of woodworm from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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