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pickleworm

[pik-uh l-wurm] /ˈpɪk əlˌwɜrm/
noun
1.
the larva of a pyralid moth, Diaphania nitidalis, that bores into the stem and fruit of squash, cucumber, and other cucurbitaceous plants.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70, Americanism; pickle1 + worm
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  • pickleworm moths are a serious problem to the production of cucurbit crops.
  • Combination treatments of neem plus nematodes reduced damage from pickleworm on squash.
  • Both combination treatments of neem plus nematodes reduced damage from pickleworm on squash.

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