Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The larva of one of many insects.

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

  • noun (Zoöl.) The larva of any geometrid moth, which drops from trees by means of a thread of silk, as the cankerworm or inchworm. See inchworm and geometrid.

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

  • noun The larva of any geometrid moth, which drops from trees by means of a thread of silk, such as the cankerworm.

Etymologies

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drop +‎ worm

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