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bollworm

[bohl-wurm] /ˈboʊlˌwɜrm/
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50, Americanism; boll + worm
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British Dictionary definitions for bollworm

bollworm

/ˈbəʊlˌwɜːm/
noun
1.
any of various moth caterpillars, such as Pectinophora (or Platyedra) gossypiella (pink bollworm), that feed on and destroy cotton bolls
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Contemporary definitions for bollworm
noun

See earworm

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