peach tree borer
noun Date: 1850 a blue-black clearwing moth (Synanthedon exitiosa syn. Sanninoidea exitiosa) with the female having an orange band on the abdomen and whose white brown-headed larva bores in the wood of stone fruit trees (as the peach)

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  • Peach-tree borer — Peach Peach (p[=e]ch), n. [OE. peche, peshe, OF. pesche, F. p[^e]che, fr. LL. persia, L. Persicum (sc. malum) a Persian apple, a peach. Cf. {Persian}, and {Parsee}.] (Bot.) A well known high flavored juicy fruit, containing one or two seeds in a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • peach tree borer — noun : any of several moth larvae that are destructive to peach trees, boring in the wood usually near ground level; especially : a white brown headed grub that is the larva of a blue black orange marked clearwing moth (Sanninoidea exitiosa) and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • peach tree borer — the larva of any of several clearwing moths, as Sanninoidea exitiosa, that bore into the wood of the peach and other drupaceous trees. [1840 50, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • lesser peach tree borer — noun : a borer that is the larva of a clearwing moth (Synanthedon pictipes) and that usually attacks the forks and crotches of peach trees and other stone fruit trees especially in the southern United States * * * the larva of a clearwing moth,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • lesser peach tree borer — noun Date: circa 1924 a clearwing moth (Synanthedon pictipes) whose larva bores into the wood of stone fruit trees and especially the peach …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • lesser peach tree borer — the larva of a clearwing moth, Synanthedon pictipes, distributed throughout the eastern U.S. and Canada but most prevalent in the South, that burrows into the injured trunks and branches of stone fruit trees. [1920 25] * * * …   Universalium

  • peach-bark borer — noun : peach tree borer …   Useful english dictionary

  • Peach — (p[=e]ch), n. [OE. peche, peshe, OF. pesche, F. p[^e]che, fr. LL. persia, L. Persicum (sc. malum) a Persian apple, a peach. Cf. {Persian}, and {Parsee}.] (Bot.) A well known high flavored juicy fruit, containing one or two seeds in a hard almond… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Peach color — Peach Peach (p[=e]ch), n. [OE. peche, peshe, OF. pesche, F. p[^e]che, fr. LL. persia, L. Persicum (sc. malum) a Persian apple, a peach. Cf. {Persian}, and {Parsee}.] (Bot.) A well known high flavored juicy fruit, containing one or two seeds in a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • peach borer — noun 1. : peach tree borer 2. : the larva of a large beetle (Dicerca divaricata) of the family Buprestidae which bores especially in the peach, cherry, and maple …   Useful english dictionary

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