imported currantworm


noun

See under currantworm.

Nearby words

  1. import quota,
  2. importance,
  3. importance of being earnest, the,
  4. important,
  5. importation,
  6. importee,
  7. importer,
  8. importunacy,
  9. importunate,
  10. importunately

Origin of imported currantworm

First recorded in 1890–95

currantworm

[ kur-uh nt-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.

Origin of currantworm

First recorded in 1865–70; currant + worm

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