from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The large destructive larva of a moth (Heliothis zea) that feeds on corn and many other plants. Also called bollworm, earworm.
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- n. larva of a noctuid moth; highly destructive to especially corn and cotton and tomato crops
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