cotton bollworm
noun Date: 1870 corn earworm

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Cotton bollworm — may refer to: Helicoverpa zea Helicoverpa armigera, the American bollworm or tomato grub See also Bollworm (disambiguation) This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title. If an …   Wikipedia

  • cotton bollworm — noun larva of a noctuid moth; highly destructive to especially corn and cotton and tomato crops • Syn: ↑corn earworm, ↑tomato fruitworm, ↑tobacco budworm, ↑vetchworm, ↑Heliothis zia • Hypernyms: ↑bollworm …   Useful english dictionary

  • cotton bollworm. — See corn earworm. [1865 70, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • cotton bollworm. — See corn earworm. [1865 70, Amer.] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cotton — For other uses, see Cotton (disambiguation). Cotton Hi …   Wikipedia

  • Bollworm — A bollworm is a common term for any larva of a moth that attacks the fruiting bodies of certain crops, especially cotton. The most common moths known as bollworms are:* Red or Sudan Bollworm: Diaparopsis * Rough Bollworm: Earias buegeli * Spotted …   Wikipedia

  • cotton — /kot n/, n. 1. a soft, white, downy substance consisting of the hairs or fibers attached to the seeds of plants belonging to the genus Gossypium, of the mallow family, used in making fabrics, thread, wadding, etc. 2. the plant itself, having… …   Universalium

  • Cotton — /kot n/, n. John, 1584 1652, U.S. clergyman, colonist, and author (grandfather of Cotton Mather). * * * I Seed hair fibre of various plants of the genus Gossypium, in the mallow family, native to most subtropical countries. The shrubby plants… …   Universalium

  • bollworm — noun any of various moth caterpillars that destroy cotton bolls • Hypernyms: ↑caterpillar • Hyponyms: ↑pink bollworm, ↑Gelechia gossypiella, ↑corn earworm, ↑cotton bollworm, ↑tomato fruitworm, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • bollworm — ☆ bollworm [bōl′wʉrm΄ ] n. 1. a kind of moth larva (Platyedra gossypiella) that feeds on developing cotton bolls, ears of corn, tomatoes, etc.: also called pink bollworm 2. CORN EARWORM …   English World dictionary

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