Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A tortricid moth, Tmetocera ocellana. It is common to Europe and the northern United States, and its larva damages apple-trees by destroying the blossoms, newly formed fruit, and terminal twigs. Also called
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) a lepidopterous insect of several species, which destroys the buds of fruit trees; esp. Tmetocera ocellana and Eccopsis malana on the apple tree.
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