from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various insect larvae that infest corn and other crops, especially the European corn borer.

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  • noun native to Europe; in America the larvae bore into the stem and crown of corn and other plants
  • noun larva of the European corn borer moth; a serious pest of maize


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