black-headed fire-worm

black-headed fireworm

[blak-hed-id]
noun
See under fireworm ( def 1 ).
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fireworm

[fahyuhr-wurm]
noun
1.
the larva of any of several moths, as Rhopobota naevana (black-headed fireworm) which feeds on the leaves of cranberries and causes them to wither.

Origin:
1560–70; fire + worm

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