Definition of rootworm in English:

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rootworm

Pronunciation: /ˈro͞otˌwərm/

noun

An insect larva that feeds on the roots of plants.
Example sentences
  • However, not all continuous corn fields have economic infestations of corn rootworms.
  • Crop rotation is still the best approach to reduce densities of western corn rootworms in Nebraska.
  • Planting an alternate crop in the spring literally can starve to death the new rootworms.

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Syllabification: root·worm

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