Jointworm
Jointworm Joint"worm`, n. (Zo["o]l.) The larva of a small, hymenopterous fly ({Eurytoma hordei}), which is found in gall-like swellings on the stalks of wheat, usually at or just above the first joint. In some parts of America it does great damage to the crop. [1913 Webster]

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  • jointworm — ☆ jointworm [joint′wʉrm΄] n. the larva of a genus (Harmolita, family Eurytomidae) of small wasps which attack grain stems and cause galls to form in the joints …   English World dictionary

  • jointworm — noun Date: 1851 the larva of any of several small chalcid wasps (genus Harmolita) that attacks the stems of grain and causes swellings like galls at or just above the first joint …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • jointworm — /joynt werrm /, n. the larva of any of several chalcid flies of the family Eurytomidae, esp. of the genus Harmolita, that feeds within the stems of grasses, often causing a gall near the first joint. Also called strawworm. [1700 10; JOINT + WORM] …   Universalium

  • jointworm — joint•worm [[t]ˈdʒɔɪntˌwɜrm[/t]] n. ent a chalcid larva that feeds within the stems of grasses, often forming a gall at a joint Also called strawworm …   From formal English to slang

  • jointworm — noun larva of chalcid flies injurious to the straw of wheat and other grains • Syn: ↑strawworm • Hypernyms: ↑larva • Member Holonyms: ↑Chalcididae, ↑family Chalcididae, ↑Chalcidae, ↑f …   Useful english dictionary

  • Wheat jointworm — Wheat Wheat (hw[=e]t), n. [OE. whete, AS. hw[=ae]te; akin to OS. hw[=e]ti, D. weit, G. weizen, OHG. weizzi, Icel. hveiti, Sw. hvete, Dan. hvede, Goth. hwaiteis, and E. white. See {White}.] (Bot.) A cereal grass ({Triticum vulgare}) and its grain …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • barley jointworm — noun : a jointworm (Harmolita hordei) attacking the stems of barley and sometimes extremely destructive to crops in eastern Canada …   Useful english dictionary

  • wheat jointworm — noun : a jointworm (Harmolita tritici) that attacks wheat and sometimes other cereal grasses …   Useful english dictionary

  • Eurytoma hordei — Jointworm Joint worm , n. (Zo[ o]l.) The larva of a small, hymenopterous fly ({Eurytoma hordei}), which is found in gall like swellings on the stalks of wheat, usually at or just above the first joint. In some parts of America it does great… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Agropyrum caninum — Wheat Wheat (hw[=e]t), n. [OE. whete, AS. hw[=ae]te; akin to OS. hw[=e]ti, D. weit, G. weizen, OHG. weizzi, Icel. hveiti, Sw. hvete, Dan. hvede, Goth. hwaiteis, and E. white. See {White}.] (Bot.) A cereal grass ({Triticum vulgare}) and its grain …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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