from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An insect which bores into apple-trees, as the round-headed apple-borer (larva of Saperda candida), or the flat-headed apple-tree borer (larva of Chryso-bothris femorata). See cuts under Saperda and Chrysobothris.


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