lēaf-wyrm, m.n: ‘leaf-worm’, blast or Bruchus (a kind of leaf beetle known for destroying crops). (LAY-ahv-WUERM / ˈleːav-ˌwyrm)

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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