peach tree borer


noun

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

Nearby words

  1. peach bark beetle,
  2. peach blossom,
  3. peach brandy,
  4. peach melba,
  5. peach palm,
  6. peach-blow,
  7. peachblow,
  8. peachblow glass,
  9. peacherino,
  10. peachy

Origin of peach tree borer

An Americanism dating back to 1840–50

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