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currant borer

the larva of a clearwing moth, Ramosia tipuliformis, that bores into the stems of currants.
Origin of currant borer
1865-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • This is not desirable when the bushes are liable to have the stems destroyed by the currant borer.

    American Pomology J. A. Warder
  • Prenocerus supernotatus, or the American currant borer, feeds upon the pith of the stalk.

    American Pomology J. A. Warder

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