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rose-slug

[ rohz-sluhg ]
/ ˈroʊzˌslʌg /
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noun
the larva of any of several sawflies, especially Endelomyia aethiops or Cladius isomerus, that skeletonize the foliage of roses.
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Origin of rose-slug

First recorded in 1875–80
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