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grib·ble

 (grĭb′əl)
n.
Any of several small wood-boring marine isopod crustaceans of the genus Limnoria, especially L. lignorum, which often damage underwater wooden structures.

[Possibly diminutive of grub.]

gribble

(ˈɡrɪbəl)
n
(Animals) any small marine isopod crustacean of the genus Limnoria, which bores into and damages wharves and other submerged wooden structures
[C19: perhaps related to grub]

grib•ble

(ˈgrɪb əl)

n.
any small marine isopod crustacean of the genus Limnoria that destroys submerged timber by boring into it.
[1830–40]
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