imported currant-worm

imported currantworm

noun
See under currantworm.

Origin:
1890–95

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currantworm

[kur-uhnt-wurm, kuhr-]
noun
the larva of any of several insects, as a sawfly, Nematus ribesii (imported currantworm) which infests and feeds on the leaves and fruit of currants.

Origin:
1865–70; currant + worm

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