Definition of bagworm in English:


Syllabification: bag·worm
Pronunciation: /ˈbagˌwərm


  • A drab moth, the caterpillar and flightless female of which live in a portable protective case constructed out of plant debris.
    • Family Psychidae: many genera
    More example sentences
    • We are all guilty of spraying an entire juniper hedge for bagworms when only three or four bags were seen which could have been easily picked off and crushed.
    • I'm like a bagworm that's lost its bag, a snail without its shell.
    • The cheapest method of controlling bagworms on small trees and ornamentals is to hand-pick the bags.

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