black-headed fireworm

[ blak-hed-id ]
/ ˈblækˌhɛd ɪd /


See under fireworm(def 1).

Definition for black-headed fireworm (2 of 2)


[ fahyuh r-wurm ]
/ ˈfaɪərˌwɜrm /


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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019