From Latin larva (“‘ghost-like, masked’”).
- (UK) IPA: /ˈlɑː.və/, SAMPA: /lA:.v@/
- (US) IPA: /ˈlɑɹ.və/, SAMPA: /lAr\v@/
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- Rhymes: -ɑː(r)və
- Homophones: lava (in non-rhotic accents)
NounModificarLarva (plural larvae or larvas)
- 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.
Although the plural larvas is somewhat common, it is regarded by some as incorrect.
a stage of growth
an animal in such stage of growth
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- IPA: /ˈlaɹ.va/
- a larva
larva f. (plural larve)
- (grub): bruco
From Larēs (“‘guardian deities’”).
- definite singular of larve
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