witchetty

witchetty
абориг. крупные белые, живущие в дереве, личинки некоторых бабочек и насекомых Австралии, употребляемые в пищу аборигенами

Australia and New Zealand. English-Russian dictionary of regional studies. 2014.

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  • witchetty — [ wɪtʃɪti] (also witchetty grub) noun (plural witchetties) a large whitish wood eating larva of a beetle or moth, eaten as food by some Aboriginals. Origin from Adnyamathanha wityu hooked stick (for extracting grubs) + varti grub …   English new terms dictionary

  • Witchetty-Made — (engl. witchetty grub) ist die in Australien verwandte Bezeichnung für große weiße, sich von Holz ernährende Larven der Holzbohrer (Cossidae), Wurzelbohrer (Hepialidae) oder auch Bockkäfer (Cerambycidae). Verzehrfertige Witchetty Maden.… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Witchetty grub — The witchetty grub (also spelled witchety grub) is a term used in Australia for the large, white, wood eating larvae of several moths. Particularly it applies to the larva of the cossid moth Endoxyla leucomochla , which feeds on the roots of the… …   Wikipedia

  • witchetty grub — ˈwichəd.ē, chətē, i noun or witchetty ( es) Etymology: witchetty native name in Australia : any of various large white grubs that are larvae especially of moths of the genus Cossus, frequent the roots of Australian acacia, are relished by the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • witchetty grub — /wich euh tee/ the large white larva of any of several species of moth and beetle of Australia, esp. of the moth genus Cossus, occurring in decaying wood and traditionally used as food by Aborigines. [1890 95; < Adnyamadhanha (Australian… …   Universalium

  • witchetty bush — /ˈwɪtʃəti bʊʃ/ (say wichuhtee boosh) noun → wanderrie wattle. {from the traditional Aboriginal practice of finding witchetty grubs in its roots} …  

  • witchetty — witch·et·ty …   English syllables

  • witchetty — n. (pl. ies) Austral. a large white larva of a beetle or moth, eaten as food by Aborigines. Etymology: Aboriginal …   Useful english dictionary

  • Witchetty grub — a cub, boy scout …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • witchetty grub — Australian Slang a cub, boy scout …   English dialects glossary

  • witchetty grub — /ˈwɪtʃəti grʌb / (say wichuhtee grub) noun any of various large, white, edible, wood boring grubs that are the larvae of certain Australian moths and beetles. Also, witchety grub. {Australian Aboriginal; Adnyamathanha wityu hooked stick used to… …  


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