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fireworm

[ fahyuhr-wurm ]
/ ˈfaɪərˌwɜrm /
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noun
the larva of any of several moths, as Rhopobota naevana(black-headed fireworm ), which feeds on the leaves of cranberries and causes them to wither.
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Origin of fireworm

First recorded in 1560–70; fire + worm
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