potato tuber-worm

potato tuberworm

[too-ber-wurm, tyoo-]
noun
the larva of the potato moth.

Origin:
1935–40, Americanism; tuber + worm

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potato tuberworm

noun
larva of potato moth; mines in leaves and stems of e.g. potatoes and tobacco 
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