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grub

(grŭb),
Wormlike larva or maggot of certain insects, particularly in the orders Coleoptera, Diptera, and Hymenoptera, and the genus Hypoderma.

grub

(grŭb)
n.
The thick wormlike larva of certain beetles and other insects.

grub′ber n.

grub

an insect larva lacking legs; a maggot.

grub

maggot-like or caterpillar-like insect larva; said of beetles and flies, most properly of beetles.

black grub
metacercariae of digenetic flukes in the skin and/or musculature of finfish.
cattle grub
head grub
see oestrusovis.
torsalo grub
dermatobiahominis.
white grub
metacercariae of digenetic flukes in the skin and/or musculature of finfish.
yellow grub
metacercariae of digenetic flukes in skin and/or musculature of finfish.
References in classic literature ?
How my noble and learned brother, and all the rest of 'em, grubbed and muddled away as usual and tried to look as if they hadn't heard a word of the last fact in the case or as if they had--Oh, dear me
To see how sly and cunning he grubbed on, day after day, a-worming and plodding and tracing and turning and twining of hisself about, till he found out where this precious Mrs Peg was hid, and cleared the ground for me to work upon.
When the space on which the houses stand has been grubbed up, it will mean at least another acre of meadow land for us; and furthermore, there will be a clear saving to the Commune of the hundred francs that it used to cost to keep Chautard the cretin.