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corn earworm

noun
1.
the larva of a cosmopolitan noctuid moth, Heliothis zea, that is highly destructive to crops, especially corn, cotton, and tomato.
Origin
1795-1805
1795-1805, Americanism
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corn earworm

noun
1.
(US) the larva of the noctuid moth Heliothis armigera, which feeds on maize and many other crop plants See also bollworm
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