Definition of cutworm in English:

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cutworm

Pronunciation: /ˈkətwərm/

noun

A moth caterpillar that lives in the upper layers of the soil and eats through the stems of young plants at ground level.
  • Several species in the family Noctuidae.
Example sentences
  • The product works as either a preventive or curative control for fire ants, mole crickets, sod webworms, cutworms, armyworms and chinch bugs.
  • Many garden pests are carabid food: cutworms, codling moth larvae, tent caterpillars, slugs, snails and cankerworms to name a few.
  • Watch specifically for cutworms, flea beetles and leaf miners.

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Syllabification: cut·worm

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