currantworm

[ kur-uhnt-wurm, kuhr- ]
/ ˈkɜr əntˌwɜrm, ˈkʌr- /

noun

the larva of any of several insects, as a sawfly, Nematus ribesii(imported currantworm ), which infests and feeds on the leaves and fruit of currants.

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Origin of currantworm

First recorded in 1865–70; currant + worm
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