What is another word for maggot?

236 synonyms found


[ mˈaɡət], [ mˈaɡət], [ m_ˈa_ɡ_ə_t]

Maggots are known as a type of larval stage of flies that are usually found in decomposing matter. However, there are various ways to describe them that may differ in context or usage. Some synonyms for maggot include grub, larvae, caterpillar, worm, and larva. Other informal or slang terms for maggots may include squirmies, wrigglies, squiggly worms, or creepers. These synonyms may be used interchangeably with the word 'maggots' when it comes to discussing specific species or in general conversations. Regardless of what term is used, maggots can be important in ecology by breaking down decaying matter and playing a role in nutrient cycling.

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  • Other Related

    • Noun, singular or mass
      fly, worm.

What are the hypernyms for Maggot?

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  • Other hypernyms:

    larva, fly larvae, Insect larva, dipteran larvae.

What are the hyponyms for Maggot?

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  • hyponyms for maggot (as nouns)

Usage examples for Maggot

A small amount of lime or ashes raked into the soil is a benefit, and is thought to prevent the attack of the cabbage maggot, though its value, if any, for this purpose, is slight.
"The Cauliflower"
A. A. Crozier
Mr. Brill says: The ravages of the root maggot have made the growing of early cauliflower, and even early cabbages in many sections, almost an impossibility, but there is a remedy, when the maggot has attacked the roots of the plants, which may be known by a tendency of the leaves to wilt and droop in the heat of the day, very much the same as when affected by club root.
"The Cauliflower"
A. A. Crozier
Apply this directly to the roots, about one gill to each plant, whether seemingly affected or not, for the maggot will have done much harm before the plant will show it, repeating the application as occasion may seem to require.
"The Cauliflower"
A. A. Crozier

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