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webworm

[ web-wurm ]
/ ˈwɛbˌwɜrm /
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noun

the larva of any of several moths, as Hyphantria cunea(fall webworm ) or Loxostege similalis(garden webworm ), which spins a web over the foliage on which it feeds.

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Origin of webworm

An Americanism dating back to 1790–1800; web + worm
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