palmerworm

[pah-mer-wurm]
noun
  1. the larva of a tineid moth, Dichomeris ligulella, of the eastern U.S., that feeds on the leaves of apple and other fruit trees.

Origin of palmerworm

First recorded in 1550–60; palmer1 + worm
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