Meaning of LARVA in English


lar ‧ va /ˈlɑːvə $ ˈlɑːrvə/ BrE AmE noun ( plural larvae /-viː/) [countable]

[ Date: 1600-1700 ; Language: Latin ; Origin: 'ghost, mask' ]

a young insect with a soft tube-shaped body, which will later become an insect with wings SYN grub ⇨ pupa

—larval adjective

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.