fall-webworm

fall webworm

noun
See under webworm.

Origin:
1860–65, Americanism

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webworm

[web-wurm]
noun
the larva of any of several moths, as Hyphantria cunea (fall webworm) or Loxostege similalis (garden webworm) which spins a web over the foliage on which it feeds.

Origin:
1790–1800, Americanism; web + worm

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