noun (larv, ae)
- A stage of growth for some insects, in which they are wingless and resemble a caterpillar or grub after hatching from their egg
- an animal in the aforementioned stage.
- A form of a recently born or hatched animal that is quite different from its adult stage.
Etymology: From Latin larvaLatin, larva (ghost-like, masked).
- Dutch: larve
- Spanish: larva
- French: larve
- German: Larve
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