from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See tobacco hornworm.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. the larva of a large hawk moth (Sphinx Carolina syn. Phlegethontius Carolina). It is dark green, with seven oblique white stripes bordered above with dark brown on each side of the body. It feeds upon the leaves of tobacco and tomato plants, and is often very injurious to the tobacco crop. See Illust. of Hawk moth.
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