carrot fly

noun

a dipterous insect, Psila rosae, that is a serious pest of carrots. The larvae tunnel into the root to feed

Nearby words

  1. carromata,
  2. carron oil,
  3. carronade,
  4. carrot,
  5. carrot and stick,
  6. carrot-and-stick,
  7. carrot-top,
  8. carroty,
  9. carrousel,
  10. carry

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