peach tree borer

  1. the larva of any of several clearwing moths, as Sanninoidea exitiosa, that bore into the wood of the peach and other drupaceous trees.

Origin of peach tree borer

An Americanism dating back to 1840–50

Words Nearby peach tree borer Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

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