Definition of webworm in English:

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webworm

Pronunciation: /ˈwebwərm/

noun

North American
A caterpillar that spins a web in which to rest or feed. When present in large numbers, it can become a serious pest.
  • Loxostega and other genera, family Pyralidae.
Example sentences
  • The product works as either a preventive or curative control for fire ants, mole crickets, sod webworms, cutworms, armyworms and chinch bugs.
  • Of these pests, the mimosa webworm is the most serious, especially for thornless varieties.
  • These webworms behave a lot like thistle caterpillars in soybeans.

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Syllabification: web·worm

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