black-headed fireworm

[ blak-hed-id ]
/ ˈblækˌhɛd ɪd /

noun

See under fireworm(def 1).

Nearby words

  1. black-crowned night heron,
  2. black-eyed pea,
  3. black-eyed susan,
  4. black-figure,
  5. black-footed ferret,
  6. black-headed gull,
  7. black-hearted,
  8. black-letter day,
  9. black-light trap,
  10. black-market

fireworm

[ fahyuh r-wurm ]
/ ˈfaɪərˌwɜrm /

noun

the larva of any of several moths, as Rhopobota naevana (black-headed fireworm), which feeds on the leaves of cranberries and causes them to wither.

Origin of fireworm

First recorded in 1560–70; fire + worm

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