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wood·worm

 (wo͝od′wûrm′)
n.
Any of various beetle larvae that bore into wood.

woodworm

(ˈwʊdˌwɜːm)
n
1. (Animals) any of various insect larvae that bore into wooden furniture, beams, etc, esp the larvae of the furniture beetle, Anobium punctatum, and the deathwatch beetle
2. (Forestry) the condition caused in wood by any of these larvae
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.woodworm - a larva of a woodborer
worm - any of numerous relatively small elongated soft-bodied animals especially of the phyla Annelida and Chaetognatha and Nematoda and Nemertea and Platyhelminthes; also many insect larvae
Translations
سوس الخَشَب
træorm
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maîkur, lirfa
črvotoč
tahta kurdu

woodworm

[ˈwʊdwɜːm] Ncarcoma f
the table has woodwormla mesa está carcomida

woodworm

[ˈwʊdwɜːrm] nver m du bois
to have woodworm → être vermoulu(e)
The table has got woodworm → La table est vermoulue.

woodworm

[ˈwʊdˌwɜːm] ntarlo
to have woodworm → essere tarlato/a

wood

(wud) noun
1. (also adjective) (of) the material of which the trunk and branches of trees are composed. My desk is (made of) wood; She gathered some wood for the fire; I like the smell of a wood fire.
2. (often in plural) a group of growing trees. They went for a walk in the woods.
3. a golf-club whose head is made of wood.
ˈwooded adjective
(of land) covered with trees. a wooded hillside.
ˈwooden adjective
made of wood. three wooden chairs.
ˈwoody adjective
1. covered with trees. woody countryside.
2. (of a smell etc) of or like wood.
ˈwood carving noun
the art of carving wood.
ˈwoodcut noun
a print made by pressing a block of wood with design cut on it onto paper.
ˈwoodcutter noun
a person whose job is felling trees.
ˈwoodland noun
land covered with woods. a stretch of woodland.
ˈwoodlouseplural ˈwoodlice noun
a tiny creature with a jointed shell, found under stones etc.
ˈwoodpecker noun
a type of bird which pecks holes in the bark of trees, searching for insects.
ˈwood pulp noun
pulp from wood that can be used for making paper.
ˈwoodwind (-wind) noun
(in an orchestra, the group of people who play) wind instruments made of wood.
ˈwoodwork noun
1. the art of making things from wood; carpentry. He did woodwork at school.
2. the wooden part of any structure. The woodwork in the house is rotting.
ˈwoodwormplurals ˈwoodworm, ~woodworms noun
the larva of a certain type of beetle, which bores into wood and destroys it.
out of the wood(s)
out of danger.
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