apple maggot

Origin of apple maggot

An Americanism dating back to 1865–70
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British Dictionary definitions for apple maggot

apple maggot

noun
  1. a fruit fly, Rhagoletis pomonella, the larvae of which bore into and feed on the fruit of apple trees: family Trypetidae
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