from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The pinkish larva of a moth (Pectinophora gossypiella) that is destructive to the flowers and bolls of growing cotton.

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  • n. larvae of a gelechiid moth introduced from Asia; feeds on the seeds of cotton bolls


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