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European corn borer

noun
1.
See under corn borer.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20, Americanism

corn borer

noun
1.
any of several pyralid moths, as Pyrausta (ostrinia) nubilalis (European corn borer) the larvae of which bore into the stem and crown of corn and other plants.
Origin
1915-20
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British Dictionary definitions for European corn borer

corn borer

noun
1.
the larva of the pyralid moth Pyrausta nubilalis, native to S and Central Europe: in E North America a serious pest of maize
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