tomato hornworm
noun Date: 1921 a North American hawk moth (Manduca quinquemaculata) whose green larva is a hornworm feeding on leaves of plants of the nightshade family and especially tobacco and tomato

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  • tomato hornworm — Tomato To*ma to, n.; pl. {Tomatoes}. [Sp. or Pg. tomate, of American Indian origin; cf. Mexican tomail.] (Bot.) The fruit of a plant of the Nightshade family ({Lycopersicum esculentun}); also, the plant itself. The fruit, which is called also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tomato hornworm — n. a hawk moth (Manduca quinquemaculata) whose large, green caterpillar feeds on tomato plants …   English World dictionary

  • tomato hornworm — noun large green white striped hawkmoth larva that feeds on tomato and potato plants; similar to tobacco hornworm • Syn: ↑potato worm, ↑Manduca quinquemaculata • Hypernyms: ↑caterpillar * * * noun : a caterpillar that is the larva of a hawkmoth… …   Useful english dictionary

  • tomato hornworm — the larva of a hawk moth, Manduca quinquemaculata, having a black, hornlike structure at the rear, that feeds on the leaves of tomato, potato, and other plants of the nightshade family. Also called potato worm. [1920 25] * * * …   Universalium

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  • Tomato — To*ma to, n.; pl. {Tomatoes}. [Sp. or Pg. tomate, of American Indian origin; cf. Mexican tomail.] (Bot.) The fruit of a plant of the Nightshade family ({Lycopersicum esculentun}); also, the plant itself. The fruit, which is called also {love… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tomato gall — Tomato To*ma to, n.; pl. {Tomatoes}. [Sp. or Pg. tomate, of American Indian origin; cf. Mexican tomail.] (Bot.) The fruit of a plant of the Nightshade family ({Lycopersicum esculentun}); also, the plant itself. The fruit, which is called also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tomato hawk moth — Tomato To*ma to, n.; pl. {Tomatoes}. [Sp. or Pg. tomate, of American Indian origin; cf. Mexican tomail.] (Bot.) The fruit of a plant of the Nightshade family ({Lycopersicum esculentun}); also, the plant itself. The fruit, which is called also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tomato sphinx — Tomato To*ma to, n.; pl. {Tomatoes}. [Sp. or Pg. tomate, of American Indian origin; cf. Mexican tomail.] (Bot.) The fruit of a plant of the Nightshade family ({Lycopersicum esculentun}); also, the plant itself. The fruit, which is called also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tomato worm — Tomato To*ma to, n.; pl. {Tomatoes}. [Sp. or Pg. tomate, of American Indian origin; cf. Mexican tomail.] (Bot.) The fruit of a plant of the Nightshade family ({Lycopersicum esculentun}); also, the plant itself. The fruit, which is called also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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