tobacco hornworm

  1. the larva of a hawk moth, Manduca sexta, having a hornlike structure at its posterior end and feeding on the leaves of tobacco and other plants of the nightshade family.

Origin of tobacco hornworm

First recorded in 1730–40
  • Also called tobacco worm .

Words Nearby tobacco hornworm Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023