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bagworm

[bag-wurm] /ˈbægˌwɜrm/
noun
1.
any moth of the family Psychidae in its caterpillar phase, in which it wraps itself in a bag of silk, leaves, etc.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65, Americanism; bag + worm
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Examples for bagworm
  • Often times, the bagworm will go unnoticed until the foliage used in the bag turns brown.
  • If the bag material is constructed in a vertical pattern the bag is that of an evergreen bagworm.
  • Winter is a great time to reduce the bagworm population, decreasing damage next summer.
  • bagworm caterpillars occasionally web foliage and debris together to make bags up to two inches long.
British Dictionary definitions for bagworm

bagworm

/ˈbæɡˌwɜːm/
noun
1.
the larva of moths of the family Psychidae, which forms a protective case of silk covered with grass, leaves, etc
2.
bagworm moth, any moth of the family Psychidae
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