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English definition of “woodworm”

woodworm

noun     /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 itThe development and parts of insects [U] the damage done to wooden objects when woodworm feed on them: The roof timbers were riddled with woodworm.The development and parts of insects
(Definition of woodworm noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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