imported currantworm


See under currantworm.


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Origin of imported currantworm

First recorded in 1890–95

Definition for imported currantworm (2 of 2)

[ kur-uh nt-wurm, kuhr- ]
/ ˈkɜr əntˌwɜrm, ˈkʌr- /


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.

Origin of currantworm

First recorded in 1865–70; currant + worm Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020