hornworm

[ hawrn-wurm ]
/ ˈhɔrnˌwɜrm /

noun

the larva of any of several hawk moths, having a hornlike process at the rear of the abdomen.

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Origin of hornworm

An Americanism dating back to 1670–80; horn + worm
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