from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The larva of Aletia xylina (Say), an insect very destructive to the cotton-crop of the United States and of Central and South America.
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When the cotton-worm appears early in the season there are usually three broods.
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The cotton-worm, the wheat-midge, the canker-worms, the potato-bugs, are each every year increasing in numbers and destructiveness.
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