lēaf-wyrm

lēaf-wyrm, m.n: a caterpillar (lit. leaf worm). (“lay-ov-wurm”)

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Worms, from Jacob van Maerlant’s Der Naturen Bloeme. Flanders, c. 1350. Hague, Koninklijke Bibliotheek, KB, KA 16, f. 136r. [bestiary.ca]

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