tomato fruitworm
noun Date: circa 1891 corn earworm

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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

  • tomato fruitworm — /frooht werrm /. See corn earworm. [1890 95] * * * …   Universalium

  • tomato fruitworm — toma′to fruit worm [[t]ˈfrutˌwɜrm[/t]] n. ent corn earworm • Etymology: 1890–95 …   From formal English to slang

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  • corn earworm — /ear werrm / the larva of a cosmopolitan noctuid moth, Heliothis zea, that is highly destructive to crops, esp. corn, cotton, and tomato. Also called bollworm, cotton bollworm, tomato fruitworm. [1795 1805, Amer.] * * * or cotton bollworm or… …   Universalium

  • Helicoverpa zea — Scientific classification Kingdom: A …   Wikipedia

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

  • 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

  • Heliothis zia — noun 1. larva of a noctuid moth; highly destructive to especially corn and cotton and tomato crops • Syn: ↑corn earworm, ↑cotton bollworm, ↑tomato fruitworm, ↑tobacco budworm, ↑vetchworm • Hypernyms: ↑bollworm …   Useful english dictionary

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

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