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codling moth

noun
1.
a small, olethreutid moth, Carpocapsa pomonella, the larvae of which feed on the pulp of apples and other fruits.
Origin
1740-1750
1740-50
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codling moth

noun
1.
a tortricid moth, Carpocapsa pomonella, the larvae of which are a pest of apples
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