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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