pink bollworm


noun

the larva of a gelechiid moth, Pectinophora gossypiella, that feeds on the seeds of the bolls of cotton and was introduced into cotton-growing regions of the world from Asia.

Nearby words

  1. pinion,
  2. pinite,
  3. pinitol,
  4. piniós,
  5. pink,
  6. pink champagne,
  7. pink coat,
  8. pink disease,
  9. pink elephants,
  10. pink family

Origin of pink bollworm

First recorded in 1905–10

Also called bollworm.

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