gribble definition

  • noun:
    • some of a number of tiny wood-boring marine isopod crustaceans associated with genus Limnoria, specifically L. lignorum, which frequently harm underwater wooden structures.
    • some of different wood-boring marine crustaceans of this genus Limnoria, specially Limnoria lignorum, which affect underwater wood structures
    • a tiny marine isopod crustacean (Limnoria lignorum or Limnoria terebrans), which burrows into and quickly destroys submerged timber, for instance the piles of wharves, both in Europe and America.
    • A shoot from a tree; a brief cutting.
    • a tiny isopod crustacean, Limnoria terebrans, of the family members Asellid√¶.

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