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The edible larva or pupa of certain insects.
- ‘It has a sort of Australian twang to it and is in common with several other similar phrases, all with the same meaning: starve the bardies [bardies are grubs], stiffen the crows, spare the crow.’
- ‘They also enjoy beetle grubs known as bardees and green tree ants mashed into a paste with water and used as a drink.’
- ‘The best way to find bardies is to find a local who knows what he is talking about.’
Mid 19th century: from Nyungar (and other Aboriginal languages) bardi.
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