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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.
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grub

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

grub′ber n.
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grub

an insect larva lacking legs; a maggot.
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The court also claims that the impact of grubbing up was limited as other accompanying measures, such as green harvesting (aid for destroying unripe grapes), were less effective than expected.
Clearing, grubbing, and excavating were essential to performance; soil retention matting also was necessary because of the wetness of the area.
The proportion of vineyard in the European Union declared ineligible for the grubbing [uprooting] programme will be established at 102,877 hectares.
EUROPEAN Union (EU) wine makers have attacked European Commission proposals to reform the EU wine common market regime--targeting with hostility plans to increase grubbing up.
The European Commission is considering reducing by half the vineyard grubbing programme that it proposed implementing in June 2006 to reduce the wine surplus.