any of several pyralid moths, as Pyrausta (ostrinia) nubilalis (European corn borer ), the larvae of which bore into the stem and crown of corn and other plants.
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Origin of corn borer
First recorded in 1915–20
Words nearby corn borer
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British Dictionary definitions for corn borer
the larva of the pyralid moth Pyrausta nubilalis, native to S and Central Europe: in E North America a serious pest of maize
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