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maggotnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈmæɡ.ət/
a ​creature like a very ​small worm that is ​found in ​decayingmeat and other ​foods and ​laterdevelops into a ​fly
(Definition of maggot from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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maggotnoun [C]

 us   /ˈmæɡ·ət/
a ​creature like a very ​smallworm (= an ​animal with a ​softbody and no ​arms or ​legs) that ​laterdevelops into a ​flyinginsect
(Definition of maggot from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “maggot”
in Korean 구더기…
in Arabic يَرقة…
in Malaysian berenga…
in French asticot…
in Russian личинка…
in Chinese (Traditional) 蛆…
in Italian baco, larva di insetto…
in Turkish kurtçuk, kurt…
in Polish larwa (muchy)…
in Spanish larva, gusano…
in Vietnamese con giòi…
in Portuguese larva de inseto…
in Thai หนอนแมลง…
in German die Made…
in Catalan cuc…
in Japanese ウジ(虫)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 蛆…
in Indonesian belatung…
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