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

  • n. A small grayish moth (Carpocapsa pomonella) whose larvae are destructive to various fruits, especially apples.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A small moth, Cydia pomonella, whose larvae (the apple worms) are destructive to apples and other fruit

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a small moth (Carpocapsa Pomonella), which in the larval state (known as the apple worm) lives in apples, often doing great damage to the crop.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The Carpocapsa pomonella (Linn├Žus), a common and widespread pest of apple-orchards.

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

  • n. a small grey moth whose larvae live in apples and English walnuts

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