from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An insect which bores into apple-trees, as the round-headed apple-borer (larva of Saperda candida), or the flat-headed apple-tree borer (larva of Chryso-bothris femorata). See cuts under Saperda and Chrysobothris.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Dig out or kill with a wire, as in the case of the apple-borer.