Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
any of various insect larvae, esp. of small moths and flies, that burrow into and eat the soft tissues of leaves and green stems
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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.
Any of numerous small flies and moths that in the larval stage dig into and feed on leaf tissue.