AskDefine | Define woodworm

The Collaborative Dictionary

Woodworm \Wood"worm`\, n. (Zool.) See Wood worm, under Wood. [1913 Webster]

Word Net

woodworm n : a larva of a woodborer



woodworm (plural woodworms)
  1. A beetle larva that bores into wood.

Scientific names


A woodworm is not a specific species. It is the larval stage of certain wood-boring beetles including:
woodworm in Italian: tarlo
woodworm in German: Nagekäfer
woodworm in Dutch: Houtworm
woodworm in Polish: Kornik
woodworm in Finnish: Jumit
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