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webworm

[web-wurm] /ˈwɛbˌwɜrm/
noun
1.
the larva of any of several moths, as Hyphantria cunea (fall webworm) or Loxostege similalis (garden webworm) which spins a web over the foliage on which it feeds.
Origin of webworm
1790-1800
An Americanism dating back to 1790-1800; web + worm
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