Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

tomato hornworm

See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com
noun
  1. the larva of a hawk moth, Manduca quinquemaculata, having a black, hornlike structure at the rear, that feeds on the leaves of tomato, potato, and other plants of the nightshade family.
Show More

Origin of tomato hornworm

First recorded in 1920–25
Also called potato worm.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018