the larva of any of several darkling beetles of the genus Tenebrio, which infests granaries and is used as food for birds and animals.
the larva of various beetles of the genus Tenebrio, esp T. molitor, feeding on meal, flour, and similar stored foods: family Tenebrionidae
[mee-lee] /ˈmi li/ adjective, mealier, mealiest. 1. having the qualities of ; powdery; soft, dry, and crumbly: mealy potatoes; a mealy stone. 2. of or containing ; farinaceous: baked fish with a mealy crust. 3. covered with or as if with or powder: flowers mealy with their pollen. 4. flecked as if with ; spotty: […]
[mee-lee-buhg] /ˈmi liˌbʌg/ noun 1. any of several scalelike, homopterous insects of the families Pseudococcidae and Eriococcidae that are covered with a powdery wax secretion and feed on plants.
[mee-lee-moutht, -mouth d] /ˈmi liˌmaʊθt, -ˌmaʊðd/ adjective 1. avoiding the use of direct and plain language, as from timidity, excessive delicacy, or hypocrisy; inclined to mince words; insincere, devious, or compromising. adjective 1. hesitant or afraid to speak plainly; not outspoken adj. “afraid to say what one really thinks,” 1570s; first element perhaps from Old […]
[meen] /min/ verb (used with object), meant, meaning. 1. to have in mind as one’s purpose or intention; intend: I meant to compliment you on your work. Synonyms: contemplate. 2. to intend for a particular purpose, destination, etc.: They were meant for each other. Synonyms: destine, foreordain. 3. to intend to express or indicate: What […]