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- Of fruit or other food, eaten by worms, especially having a worm inside.
- 1886, Peter Christen Asbjørnsen, H.L. Brækstad, transl., Folk and Fairy Tales, page 36:
- Once upon a time there was a lad, who went along a road cracking nuts. He happened to find one which was worm-eaten, and shortly afterwards he met the devil.
- (by extension) Rotten or decrepit.
eaten by worms, especially having a worm inside