codling moth

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noun

a small, olethreutid moth, Carpocapsa pomonella, the larvae of which feed on the pulp of apples and other fruits.

Nearby words

  1. coding sequence,
  2. codirect,
  3. codiscoverer,
  4. codline,
  5. codling,
  6. codlins-and-cream,
  7. codman's triangle,
  8. codology,
  9. codomain,
  10. codominant

Origin of codling moth

First recorded in 1740–50

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British Dictionary definitions for codling moth

codling moth

codlin moth

noun

a tortricid moth, Carpocapsa pomonella, the larvae of which are a pest of apples
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