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black-headed fireworm

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

fireworm

[fahyuh r-wurm] /ˈfaɪərˌwɜrm/
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.
2.
Origin of fireworm
1560-1570
1560-70; fire + worm
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