apple maggot


noun


Nearby words

  1. apple green,
  2. apple grunt,
  3. apple islander,
  4. apple isle,
  5. apple jelly nodules,
  6. apple of discord,
  7. apple of one's eye,
  8. apple of peru,
  9. apple pandowdy,
  10. apple pie

Origin of apple maggot

An Americanism dating back to 1865–70

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British Dictionary definitions for apple maggot

apple maggot

noun

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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