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fireworm

[fahyuh r-wurm] /ˈfaɪərˌwɜrm/
noun
1.
the larva of any of several moths, as Rhopobota naevana (black-headed fireworm) which feeds on the leaves of cranberries and causes them to wither.
2.
Origin of fireworm
1560-1570
1560-70; fire + worm
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  • The bearded fireworm is a segmented worm that has short, white bristles on each segment.
  • His only explanation for the illegal act was his need to address a fireworm problem in his bogs.

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