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hornworm

[hawrn-wurm] /ˈhɔrnˌwɜrm/
noun
1.
the larva of any of several hawk moths, having a hornlike process at the rear of the abdomen.
Origin of hornworm
1670-1680
An Americanism dating back to 1670-80; horn + worm
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