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imported currantworm

noun
1.
See under currantworm.
Origin of imported currantworm
1890-1895
First recorded in 1890-95

currantworm

[kur-uh nt-wurm, kuhr-] /ˈkɜr əntˌwɜrm, ˈkʌr-/
noun
1.
the larva of any of several insects, as a sawfly, Nematus ribesii (imported currantworm) which infests and feeds on the leaves and fruit of currants.
Origin
First recorded in 1865-70; currant + worm
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