tobacco budworm

tobacco budworm
noun Date: 1918 an American noctuid moth (Heliothis virescens syn. Helicoverpa virescens) whose striped and variably colored larva feeds on buds and young leaves especially of tobacco and cotton

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  • tobacco budworm — tobac′co bud worm n. ent the larva of a noctuid moth, Heliothis virescens, that damages the buds and young leaves of tobacco • Etymology: 1915–20 …   From formal English to slang

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