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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the larva of a large hawk moth (Manduca quinquemaculata, Protoparce quinquemaculata, Sphinx quinquemaculata, or Macrosila quinquemaculata) which feeds upon the leaves of the tomato and potato plants, often doing considerable damage. Called also tomato hornworm and potato worm, and in the Southern U. S. tobacco fly.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. large green white-striped hawkmoth larva that feeds on tobacco and related plants; similar to tomato hornworm

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