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spruce budworm

[buhd-wurm] /ˈbʌdˌwɜrm/
noun
1.
the larva of a common tortricid moth, Choristoneura fumiferana, that is a destructive pest primarily of spruce and balsam fir in the northern and northeastern U.S. and in Canada.
Origin of spruce budworm
1880-1885
First recorded in 1880-85
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