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- (UK) IPA(key): /ˈlɑː.və/
- (US) IPA(key): /ˈlɑɹ.və/
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- Rhymes: -ɑː(r)və
- Homophone: lava (in non-rhotic accents)
- An early stage of growth for some insects and amphibians, in which after hatching from their egg, insects are wingless and resemble a caterpillar or grub, and amphibians lack limbs and ressemble fish.
- 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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- plural form of , larvae
Declension of larva
larva f (plural larve)
- (grub): bruco
From Larēs (“guardian deities”).
- definite singular of larve
Conjugation of larva