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I'm reading the book "Skyfaring". There is a sentence "TQELA, WORUM, CRVZA (beer), CARNE (meat), QUESO (cheese) for the city’s cross-border culinary traditions"

What is the origin of WORUM? Is it related to some food?

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    – Simon
    Oct 19, 2016 at 6:24

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It's worm, as in tequila worm:

Perhaps even more popular than the actual tequila is the worm crawling around the bottom of the bottle. But the worm, or gusano, actually originated with tequila's “lower-quality” cousin, mezcal, largely as a marketing ploy. The gusano is the larvae of a type of moth that lives on the agave plant.—huffingtonpost.com

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    $\begingroup$ @user17606 anytime, be sure to press the tick button so the question would be marked as answered ;) $\endgroup$
    – user14897
    Oct 19, 2016 at 17:26

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