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noun

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

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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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