Definitions

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

  • noun Any of various noctuid moth caterpillars that damage crops, often by cutting through plant stems at the soil surface.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A name given to a large number of lepidopterous larvæ belonging to the family Noctuidæ.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) A caterpillar which at night eats off young plants of cabbage, corn, etc., usually at the ground. Some kinds ascend fruit trees and eat off the flower buds. During the day, they conceal themselves in the earth. The common cutworms are the larvæ of various species of Agrotis and related genera of noctuid moths.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun the larva of any of many moths ,of the family Noctuidae, that is an agricultural pest

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

  • noun North American moth whose larvae feed on young plant stems cutting them off at the ground

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Examples

  • Apache Point called them miller moths—later research revealed them to be the adult form of the black cutworm—and every spring in New Mexico, they migrate to high elevations.

    A Grand and Bold Thing

  • Apache Point called them miller moths—later research revealed them to be the adult form of the black cutworm—and every spring in New Mexico, they migrate to high elevations.

    A Grand and Bold Thing

  • Apache Point called them miller moths—later research revealed them to be the adult form of the black cutworm—and every spring in New Mexico, they migrate to high elevations.

    A Grand and Bold Thing

  • Apache Point called them miller moths—later research revealed them to be the adult form of the black cutworm—and every spring in New Mexico, they migrate to high elevations.

    A Grand and Bold Thing

  • My apologies if you are an ant or cutworm aficionado.

    BLACK BOOK « FranksFilms

  • Which is where I came across this excellent olde saying:"One for the cutworm, one for the crow, one to rot, and one to grow."

    full as a goog

  • Well, no crows here but I think I'll plant in the seedling house to avoid cutworm and cross my fingers for the Balinese corn I'll be planting tomorrow.

    Archive 2007-10-01

  • Today, when the girls and I went down for the morning check a cutworm had worked it's way down 2 of my 3 rows of sweetcorn.

    Tomatoes Plus Herbs Equals Summer

  • Well, no crows here but I think I'll plant in the seedling house to avoid cutworm and cross my fingers for the Balinese corn I'll be planting tomorrow.

    full as a goog

  • Which is where I came across this excellent olde saying:"One for the cutworm, one for the crow, one to rot, and one to grow."

    Archive 2007-10-01

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