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the larva of a noctuid moth (Heliothis zea), that feeds on corn ears and other crops
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nounThe 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 large destructive larva of a moth (Heliothis zea) that feeds on corn and many other plants. Also called bollworm, earworm.