Maggot vs Woodworm - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between maggot and woodworm

is that maggot is a soft, legless larva of a fly or other dipterous insect, that often eats decomposing organic matter while woodworm is any of many beetle larvae that bore into wood.

maggot

English

(wikipedia maggot)

Noun

(en noun)
  • A soft, legless larva of a fly or other dipterous insect, that often eats decomposing organic matter.
  • A term of insult for a 'worthless' person, as if a bug.
  • Drop and give me fifty, maggot .
  • (obsolete) A whimsy or fancy.
  • Mr. Beveridge's Maggot , an old country dance [http://www.izaak.unh.edu/nhltmd/indexes/dancingmaster/Dance/Play4199.htm].
  • * 1620 , , Women Pleased , III.iv.
  • Are you not mad, my friend? What time o' th' moon is't? / Have not you maggots in your brain?

    Synonyms

    * (soft legless larva) grub

    Derived terms

    * act the maggot * maggoted * maggoting * maggotish * maggotorium * maggoty * maggotiness

    woodworm

    English

    (wikipedia woodworm) (Anobium punctatum)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Any of many beetle larvae that bore into wood.
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  • Synonyms

    * (any wood-boring beetle larvae) deathwatch beetle * (furniture beetle)

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