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mag·got

 (măg′ət)
n.
1. The legless, soft-bodied, wormlike larva of any of various dipteran flies, often found in decaying matter.
2. Slang A despicable person.
3. Archaic An extravagant notion; a whim.

[Middle English magot, perhaps alteration of mathek, maddokk, perhaps from Old English matha.]

mag′got·y adj.
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maggot

(ˈmæɡət)
n
1. (Zoology) the soft limbless larva of dipterous insects, esp the housefly and blowfly, occurring in decaying organic matter
2. rare a fancy or whim
[C14: from earlier mathek; related to Old Norse mathkr worm, Old English matha, Old High German mado grub]
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mag•got

(ˈmæg ət)

n.
1. a soft-bodied, legless larva of certain flies.
2. an odd fancy; whim.
[1425–75;< Old Norse mathkr]
mag′got•y, adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.maggot - the larva of the housefly and blowfly commonly found in decaying organic mattermaggot - the larva of the housefly and blowfly commonly found in decaying organic matter
grub - a soft thick wormlike larva of certain beetles and other insects
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maggot

noun worm, grub fetid, maggot-infested meat
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Translations
دود الطُّعْمدُودَةٌ
červlarva
larvemaddike
toukkakärpäsentoukkalieromato
crv
kukac
maîkur, lirfa
うじ
구더기
kāpurs, tārps
ličinka
masklarvlikmaskmaggot
หนอน
kurtçuksürfe
con giòi

maggot

[ˈmægət] Ncresa f, gusano m
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maggot

[ˈmægət] n (= grub) → ver m, asticot m
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maggot

nMade f
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

maggot

[ˈmægət] nverme m, baco
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

maggot

(ˈmӕgət) noun
the worm-like grub or larva of a fly, especially a bluebottle.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

maggot

دُودَةٌ červ maddike Made σκουλήκι εντόμου cresa, gusano toukka asticot crv verme うじ 구더기 made larve larwa larva de insecto, larva de inseto личинка mask หนอน kurtçuk con giòi
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009

mag·got

n. larva de un insecto.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

maggot

n cresa, larva de mosca
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Speaking as a man, I consider you to be a person whose head is full of maggots, and I take up my testimony against your experiment as a delusion and a snare.
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