Meaning of “woodworm” in the English Dictionary

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"woodworm" in British English

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woodwormnoun

uk /ˈwʊd.wɜːm/ us /ˈwʊd.wɝːm/ plural woodworm

[ C ] the young form of particular types of beetle that make small holes in wood as they feed on it

[ U ] the damage done to wooden objects when woodworm feed on them:

The roof beams were riddled with woodworm.

(Definition of “woodworm” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)