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

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 — /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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