Definition of larva noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

larva

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈlɑrvə//
 
(pl. larvae
NAmE//ˈlɑrvi//
 
)
 
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an insect at the stage when it has just come out of an egg and looks like a short fat worm
NAmE//ˈlɑrvl//
 
adjective [only before noun] an insect in its larval stage
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