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

  • noun A moth (Pectinophora gossypiella) having pinkish larvae that feed on and damage cotton bolls.

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  • noun larvae of a gelechiid moth introduced from Asia; feeds on the seeds of cotton bolls

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