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army worm

Syllabification: ar·my worm

Definition of army worm in English:

noun

Any of a number of insect larvae that occur in large numbers, in particular.
Example sentences
  • A gene that codes for a single myosuppressin FLRFamide has been found in Drosophila, the cockroach Diploptera punctata, and the true army worm Pseudaletia unipuncta.
  • They are studying which plants a beet army worm prefers for egg laying.
  • From alfalfa weevil larvae and adults to army worms, cloverworms, cutworms, and alfalfa caterpillars to all sorts of aphids, some form of pest seems to be almost everywhere.

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