<zoology> A small marine isopod crustacean (Limnoria lignorum or L. Terebrans), which burrows into and rapidly destroys submerged timber, such as the piles of wharves, both in Europe and America.

Origin: Cf. Prov. E. Grib to bite.

(01 Mar 1998)

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