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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of numerous small flies and moths that in the larval stage dig into and feed on leaf tissue.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An insect larva that lives within leaf tissue.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. any one of various small lepidopterous and dipterous insects, which, in the larval stages, burrow in and eat the parenchyma of leaves.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The larva of a moth of the family Tineid├Ž: so called because these caterpillars feed mostly on the parenchyma of leaves, and between the upper and lower surfaces.
  • n. S. graminum, a congeneric European insect, also occurring in the United States. It is also called imported cabbage leaf-miner.

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

  • n. any of various small moths or dipterous flies whose larvae burrow into and feed on leaf tissue especially of the family Gracilariidae
  • n. any of various small moths or dipterous flies whose larvae burrow into and feed on leaf tissue especially of the family Gracilariidae

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