Insect vs Grub - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between insect and grub

is that insect is an arthropod in the class insecta, characterized by six legs, up to four wings, and a chitinous exoskeleton while grub is (countable) an immature stage in the life cycle of an insect; a larva.

As a verb grub is

to scavenge or in some way scrounge, typically for food.

insect

English

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Noun

(en noun)
  • An arthropod in the class Insecta, characterized by six legs, up to four wings, and a chitinous exoskeleton.
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=May-June, author= William E. Conner
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  • (colloquial) Any small arthropod similar to an insect including spiders, centipedes, millipedes, etc
  • A contemptible or powerless person.
  • Synonyms

    * bug (Colloquial 1,2)

    See also

    * arachnid * arthropod * beetle * bug * chafer * coleopter * entomology * larva * worm

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    grub

    English

    (wikipedia grub)

    Noun

  • (countable) An immature stage in the life cycle of an insect; a larva.
  • (uncountable, slang) Food.
  • (obsolete) A short, thick man; a dwarf.
  • (Carew)
    Synonyms
    * (immature insect): larva * : nosh, tucker
    Derived terms
    * grubby * witchetty grub

    Verb

    (grubb)
  • To scavenge or in some way scrounge, typically for food.
  • To dig; to dig up by the roots; to root out by digging; often followed by up .
  • to grub up trees, rushes, or sedge
  • * Hare
  • They do not attempt to grub up the root of sin.
  • * 1898 , , (Moonfleet) Chapter 4
  • Yet there was no time to be lost if I was ever to get out alive, and so I groped with my hands against the side of the grave until I made out the bottom edge of the slab, and then fell to grubbing beneath it with my fingers. But the earth, which the day before had looked light and loamy to the eye, was stiff and hard enough when one came to tackle it with naked hands, and in an hour's time I had done little more than further weary myself and bruise my fingers.
  • (slang) To supply with food.
  • (Charles Dickens)

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