Part of speech: adjective


Part of speech: noun

The larva of a fly; a grub; whim.

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Usage examples "maggot":

  1. Eli always looked like a maggot. - "Furze the Cruel", John Trevena.
  2. This fruit is oval, with a large stone and little substance about it; pleasant enough in taste, but he says he never saw one of these plums ripe that had not a maggot or two in it. - "History of the Buccaneers of America", James Burney.
  3. A few students of insect transformation have indeed supposed that the crawling caterpillar or maggot must be regarded as a larval stage which recalls the worm- like nature of the supposed far- off ancestors of insects generally. - "The Life-Story of Insects", Geo. H. Carpenter.