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potato tuberworm

[ too-ber-wurm, tyoo- ]
/ ˈtu bərˌwɜrm, ˈtyu- /

noun

the larva of the potato moth.

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Nearby words

potato famine, irish, potato leafhopper, potato moth, potato psyllid, potato race, potato tuberworm, potato vine, potato worm, potato yam, potatobug, potatory

Origin of potato tuberworm

An Americanism dating back to 1935–40; tuber1 + worm
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