pink boll-worm

pink bollworm

noun
the larva of a gelechiid moth, Pectinophora gossypiella, that feeds on the seeds of the bolls of cotton and was introduced into cotton-growing regions of the world from Asia.
Also called bollworm.


Origin:
1905–10

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pink bollworm

noun
larvae of a gelechiid moth introduced from Asia; feeds on the seeds of cotton bolls 
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