Definition of bollworm in English:

bollworm

Syllabification: boll·worm
Pronunciation: /ˈbōlˌwərm
 
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noun

A moth caterpillar that attacks the cotton boll, in particular.
  • (pink bollworm) a small moth that is a serious pest of the North American cotton crop (Pectinophora gossypiella, family Gelechiidae). (also cotton bollworm) another term for corn earworm
More example sentences
  • They are known to eat cabbage moths, bollworms, tomato hornworms and broccoli worms.
  • At the same time they had reduced pesticide applications from eight sprayings to one spraying, and the single spraying was for a secondary insect pest, not the bollworm that the cotton was now protected against.
  • It would concentrate bollworms so they could be sprayed.

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