Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
- a kind of moth larva (Platyedra gossypiella) that feeds on developing cotton bolls, ears of corn, tomatoes, etc.also called pink bollworm
- corn earworm
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- The pink bollworm.
- See corn earworm.