tobacco budworm

[ tuh-bak-oh buhd-wurm ]

noun
  1. the larva of the noctuid moth Chloridea virescens, noted especially for damaging the buds and young leaves of tobacco, but also similarly destructive to cotton, legumes, and various fruits and vegetables.

Origin of tobacco budworm

1
First recorded in 1915–20

Words Nearby tobacco budworm

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