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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (animal)
a. larva
La planta murió porque sus hojas estaban infestadas de larvas.The plant died because its leaves were infested with larvae.
b. grub
Las larvas de escarabajo rinoceronte son casi tan grandes como una mano.The grubs of rhino beetles are almost as big as a hand.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. larva
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larva; grub; maggot
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