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bagworm

[ bag-wurm ]
/ ˈbægˌwɜrm /
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noun
any moth of the family Psychidae in its caterpillar phase, in which it wraps itself in a bag of silk, leaves, etc.
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Origin of bagworm

An Americanism dating back to 1860–65; bag + worm
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How to use bagworm in a sentence

  • My trees are troubled with tent-caterpillar, bagworm and roundhead borer.

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British Dictionary definitions for bagworm

bagworm
/ (ˈbæɡˌwɜːm) /

noun
the larva of moths of the family Psychidae, which forms a protective case of silk covered with grass, leaves, etc
bagworm moth any moth of the family Psychidae
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