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tobacco hornworm

noun
1.
the larva of a hawk moth, Manduca sexta, having a hornlike structure at its posterior end and feeding on the leaves of tobacco and other plants of the nightshade family.
Also called tobacco worm.
Origin
1730-1740
1730-40
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