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palmerworm

[pah-mer-wurm] /ˈpɑ mərˌwɜrm/
noun
1.
the larva of a tineid moth, Dichomeris ligulella, of the eastern U.S., that feeds on the leaves of apple and other fruit trees.
Origin
1550-1560
1550-60; palmer1 + worm
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