tobacco bud worm

tobacco budworm

noun
the larva of a noctuid moth, Heliothis virescens, that damages the buds and young leaves of tobacco.

Origin:
1915–20

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tobacco budworm

noun
larva of a noctuid moth; highly destructive to especially corn and cotton and tomato crops [syn: corn earworm
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