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a nearly cosmopolitan small moth (Cydia pomenella) whose larva bores into and destroys apples, pears, quinces, etc.
also codlin moth
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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.
also codlin mothnoun
A small grayish moth (Carpocapsa pomonella) whose larvae are destructive to various fruits, especially apples.