[mezh-er-ing-wurm] /ˈmɛʒ ər ɪŋˌwɜrm/
the larva of any geometrid moth, which progresses by bringing the rear end of the body forward and then advancing the front end.
[meet] /mit/ noun 1. the flesh of animals as used for food. 2. the edible part of anything, as a fruit or nut: Crack the walnuts and remove the meats. 3. the essential point or part of an argument, literary work, etc.; gist; crux: The meat of the play is the jealousy between the two […]
[mee-ey-tuh s] /miˈeɪ təs/ noun, plural meatuses, meatus. Anatomy. 1. an opening or foramen, especially in a bone or bony structure, as the opening of the ear or nose. /mɪˈeɪtəs/ noun (pl) -tuses, -tus 1. (anatomy) a natural opening or channel, such as the canal leading from the outer ear to the eardrum meatal me·a·tal […]
- Meat and drink to one
A source of great satisfaction or delight, as in Good music is meat and drink to her. This metaphoric expression, transferring basic sustenance to satisfaction, appeared as early as 1533, in John Frith’s A Boke Answering unto Mr. Mores Letter: “It is meat and drink to this child to play.”
[meet-n-puh-tey-tohz, -tuh z] /ˈmit n pəˈteɪ toʊz, -təz/ adjective, Informal. 1. fundamental; down-to-earth; basic: What are the meat-and-potatoes issues of the election? noun, (used with a singular or plural verb) Informal. 1. the essential or basic part: Community service is the meat and potatoes of this program. modifier : It’s the meat-andpotatoes appeal, the old […]