Definition of budworm in English:

budworm

Syllabification: bud·worm
Pronunciation: /ˈbədˌwərm
 
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noun

  • A moth caterpillar that is destructive to buds. See spruce budworm.
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    • However, the continuing logic of comprehensive chemical spray was soon accepted, as the budworm was found to rebound quickly and move readily across space.
    • Interestingly, the budworms and earworms have been found to produce the same compounds found in the saliva of beet armyworms.
    • According to the proponents of the silvicultural hypothesis, several processes combined to make forests increasingly vulnerable to budworm outbreaks.

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