What is Frass?

Definition of frass

Frass [fras] noun

1. (Biology) Excrement debris or other refuse matter produced by wood-boring or leaf-eating insects and insect larvae

Frass used in a sentence

Insect damage to garden plants often includes chewed leaves and evidence of frass droppings left behind.

How to pronounce frass

Word Origin of frass

German, 1854; orig., noun from Middle High German vrâz; from Old High German fraz, from frezzan; from German frasz, from fressen, to eat away, to eat as a beast does, to devour, feed, insect damage, corrosion, excrement, as a result of eating

See also similar and related words to frass

Feces, or Faeces, Fecal Matter, Guano, Manure, Dung, Excrement, Excreta, Refuse, Waste, Fertilizer, Urine, Stool, Bowel, Droppings, Discharge, Egesta, Poop, Crap, Secretion, Ordure