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A sugarlike, edible substance obtained from the pupal case of any of several weevils of the genus Larinus of the Middle East.
[New Latin trehāla, from Ottoman Turkish tīqāla, from Persian tīghāl.]
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(Cookery) an edible sugary substance obtained from the pupal cocoon of an Asian weevil, Larinus maculatus
[C19: from Turkish tīgāla, from Persian tīghāl]
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