from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The pink bollworm.
- n. See corn earworm.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The larvae of any of various species of moth that are pests to some agricultural crops
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The larva of a moth (Heliothis armigera) which devours the bolls or unripe pods of the cotton plant, often doing great damage to the crops.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The larva or caterpillar of a lepidopterous insect of the family Noctuidæ, Heliothis armigera, very destructive in some seasons to the cotton-crop on account of its attacks on the bolls.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of various moth caterpillars that destroy cotton bolls
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