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cotton-caterpillar

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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The larva of an American noctuid moth, Alabama argillacea (formerly Aletia xylina), which abounds in the cotton-fields of the southern United States and feeds on the foliage of the cotton-plant to an injurious extent. Same as cotton-worm (which see, with cut).

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