Definition of bollworm in English:

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bollworm

Pronunciation: /ˈbōlwərm/

noun

A moth caterpillar that attacks the cotton boll, in particular.
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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Syllabification: boll·worm

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