European corn borer
noun Date: 1920 an Old World moth (Ostrinia nubilalis) widespread in eastern and central North America where its larva is a major pest in the stems, crowns, and fruits of crop plants and especially Indian corn

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • European corn borer moth — noun native to Europe; in America the larvae bore into the stem and crown of corn and other plants • Syn: ↑corn borer, ↑corn borer moth, ↑Pyrausta nubilalis • Hypernyms: ↑pyralid, ↑pyralid moth • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • corn borer — corn′ bor er n. ent the larva of a pyralid moth, Pyrausta (Ostrinia) nubilalis (European corn borer), that bores into corn and other plants …   From formal English to slang

  • corn borer — noun 1. larva of the European corn borer moth; a serious pest of maize • Syn: ↑Pyrausta nubilalis • Hypernyms: ↑caterpillar • Member Holonyms: ↑Pyralidae, ↑family Pyralidae, ↑Pyralididae, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • corn borer moth — noun native to Europe; in America the larvae bore into the stem and crown of corn and other plants • Syn: ↑corn borer, ↑European corn borer moth, ↑Pyrausta nubilalis • Hypernyms: ↑pyralid, ↑pyralid moth • Member Holonyms …   Useful english dictionary

  • corn borer — noun Date: 1861 any of several insects that bore in maize: as a. European corn borer b. southwestern corn borer …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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