budworm

[ buhd-wurm ]
/ ˈbʌdˌwɜrm /

noun

any of several lepidopterous larvae, especially the spruce budworm, that attack the buds of plants.

Nearby words

  1. budi,
  2. budokon,
  3. budtender,
  4. budweis,
  5. budwood,
  6. budënny,
  7. buell,
  8. buell, don carlos,
  9. buena park,
  10. buena vista

Origin of budworm

An Americanism dating back to 1840–50; bud1 + worm

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