Codling moth
Codlin Cod"lin, Codling Cod"ling, n. [Cf. AS. cod[ae]ppel a quince.] (a) An apple fit to stew or coddle. (b) An immature apple. [1913 Webster]

A codling when 't is almost an apple. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{Codling moth} (Zo["o]l.), a small moth ({Carpocapsa Pomonella}), which in the larval state (known as the apple worm) lives in apples, often doing great damage to the crop. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Codling moth — Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum …   Wikipedia

  • codling moth — n. a nearly cosmopolitan small moth (Cydia pomenella) whose larva bores into and destroys apples, pears, quinces, etc.: also codlin moth …   English World dictionary

  • codling moth — /ˈkɒdlɪŋ mɒθ/ (say kodling moth) noun a small moth, Carpocapsa pomonella, whose caterpillar (larva) feeds on the pulp around the core of apples and other fruit. Also, codlin moth …   Australian English dictionary

  • codling moth — noun a small grey moth whose larvae live in apples and English walnuts • Syn: ↑codlin moth, ↑Carpocapsa pomonella • Hypernyms: ↑tortricid, ↑tortricid moth • Member Holonyms: ↑Carpocapsa, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • codling moth — cod′ling moth n. ent a small olethreutid moth, Carpocapsa pomonella, the larvae of which feed on the pulp of apples and other fruits …   From formal English to slang

  • codling moth — noun Date: 1747 a small tortricid moth (Cydia pomonella) having larvae that live in apples, pears, quinces, and English walnuts …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • codling moth — a small, olethreutid moth, Carpocapsa pomonella, the larvae of which feed on the pulp of apples and other fruits. [1740 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • codling moth — noun a small moth, Cydia pomonella, whose larvae (the apple worms) are destructive to apples and other fruit …   Wiktionary

  • codling moth — noun a small greyish moth whose larvae feed on apples. [Cydia pomonella.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • Moth — For other uses, see Moth (disambiguation) and Moths (disambiguation). Moths Emperor Gum Moth, Opodiphthera eucalypti Scientific classification …   Wikipedia

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