bardie /ˈbɑːdi / bardee, bardy


I. noun

(Austral.) the edible larva or pupa of certain insects, in particular:

● a longhorn beetle that bores within stems ( Bardistus cibarius, family Cerambycidae). ● a moth that develops underground on roots (family Hepialidae, especially Trictena argentata).
– origin mid 19th cent.: from Nyungar (and other Aboriginal languages) bardi.

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