currant borer


noun

the larva of a clearwing moth, Ramosia tipuliformis, that bores into the stems of currants.

Nearby words

  1. curnow,
  2. curr,
  3. currach,
  4. currajong,
  5. currant,
  6. currant bun,
  7. currant jelly clot,
  8. currant tomato,
  9. currantworm,
  10. currawong

Origin of currant borer

First recorded in 1865–70

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