What does the word maggot mean?

Usage examples for maggot

  1. Eli always looked like a maggot. – Furze the Cruel by 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 by 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 by Geo. H. Carpenter