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|(Zool.)||The larva of any one of numerous species of boring beetles, esp. elaters, longicorn beetles, buprestidans, and certain weevils. See Apple borer, under Apple, and Pine weevil, under Pine.|
|The larva of any one of various species of lepidopterous insects, especially of the clearwing moths, as the peach-tree borer (see under Peach), and of the goat moths.|
|The larva of various species of hymenopterous of the tribe Urocerata. See Tremex.|
|Any one of several bivalve shells which bore in wood, as the teredos, and species of Xylophaga.|
|Any one of several species of small Crustacea, as the Limnoria, and the boring amphipod (Chelura terebrans).|
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.