Definition of Frass
1. Noun. The droppings or excrement of insects. ¹
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Definition of Frass
1. debris made by insects [n -ES]
Medical Definition of Frass
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Literary usage of Frass
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Annual Report by Illinois Farmers' Institute (1916)
"In fall, when they are nearly or quite full grown, they make a hibernating cell by plugging up the burrow both before and behind with frass, and Fig. ..."
2. A Natural History of the British Lepidoptera: A Text-book for Students and by James William Tutt (1906)
"On looking closely, the centre of the plant was seen to be occupied with some loose hairs of the plant, and some traces of dark frass entangled in them or ..."
3. The Entomologist's Monthly Magazine by Nathaniel Lloyd and Company (1906)
"... either gnawing away its surface, or eating small holes right through it, and ejecting the pellets of black frass from the ends of their chambers. ..."
4. The British Novelists: With an Essay, and Prefaces, Biographical and Critical by Anna Letitia Aikin Barbauld, Barbauld (Anna Letitia) (1820)
"... frass, containing twenty crown pieces. You must now, this young lady, with the assistance of Mr. Loyd, formed the third couple who yesterday sacrificed ..."
5. Entomological News and Proceedings of the Entomological Section of the by Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia Entomological Section (1916)
"Evidence, frass. rigida Grote.—In root of Heliopsis helianthoides, also in Helian- ... Evidence, slight, sometimes a dry leaf, usually only frass and this a ..."
6. The Entomologist; an Illustrated Journal of General Entomology by Edward Newman, Royal Entomological Society of London (1871)
"The frass is ejected in little pellets, which are scattered about the mined part of the leaf: this mostly takes place all through its larval life, ..."
7. The Larvæ of the British Butterflies and Moths by William Buckler (1901)
"This frass is «haracteristic, and should be looked for when searching a tree, on any projecting bosses as well as on the spreading foot, upon which it ..."