tobacco budworm

tobacco budworm
the larva of a noctuid moth, Heliothis virescens, that damages the buds and young leaves of tobacco.

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  • tobacco budworm — noun Date: 1918 an American noctuid moth (Heliothis virescens syn. Helicoverpa virescens) whose striped and variably colored larva feeds on buds and young leaves especially of tobacco and cotton …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • tobacco budworm — tobac′co bud worm n. ent the larva of a noctuid moth, Heliothis virescens, that damages the buds and young leaves of tobacco • Etymology: 1915–20 …   From formal English to slang

  • tobacco budworm — noun larva of a noctuid moth; highly destructive to especially corn and cotton and tomato crops • Syn: ↑corn earworm, ↑cotton bollworm, ↑tomato fruitworm, ↑vetchworm, ↑Heliothis zia • Hypernyms: ↑bollworm …   Useful english dictionary

  • budworm — noun Date: 1849 a moth larva that feeds on the buds of plants compare spruce budworm, tobacco budworm …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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