army worm

army worm
n.
any of the larvae of certain noctuid moths, esp. of the moth (Pseudaletia unipuncta) of which the caterpillar is dark-striped green and yellow: these larvae travel in large groups, ruining crops and grass

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  • army worm — ☆ army worm n. any of the larvae of certain noctuid moths, esp. of the moth (Pseudaletia unipuncta) of which the caterpillar is dark striped green and yellow: these larvae travel in large groups, ruining crops and grass * * * …   Universalium

  • Army worm — armyworm armyworm, Army worm Ar my worm (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A lepidopterous insect, which in the larval state often travels in great multitudes from field to field, destroying grass, grain, and other crops. The common army worm of the northern United… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • army worm — Caterpillar Cat er*pil lar, n. [OE. catyrpel, corrupted fr. OF. chatepelouse, or cate pelue, fr. chate, F. chatte, she cat, fem. of chat, L. catus + L. pilosus hairy, or F. pelu hairy, fr. L. pilus hair. See {Cat}, and {Pile} hair.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • army worm — noun 1》 any of a destructive mass of caterpillars of certain species of moth, which feed on crops. 2》 any of the small maggots of certain gnats, which move in large numbers within secreted slime …   English new terms dictionary

  • army worm —   Kupa, pe elua …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • army worm — noun noctuid moth larvae that travel in multitudes destroying especially grass and grain • Syn: ↑armyworm, ↑Pseudaletia unipuncta • Hypernyms: ↑caterpillar • Member Holonyms: ↑Pseudaletia, ↑genus Pseudaletia …   Useful english dictionary

  • Southern army worm — Cotton Cot ton (k[o^]t t n), n. [F. coton, Sp. algodon the cotton plant and its wool, coton printed cotton, cloth, fr. Ar. qutun, alqutun, cotton wool. Cf. {Acton}, {Hacqueton}.] 1. A soft, downy substance, resembling fine wool, consisting of the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bertha army worm — noun A type of cutworm of north central USA and Canada, destructive to crops • • • Main Entry: ↑bertha …   Useful english dictionary

  • worm —   Ko e, ilo.   See army worm, bristle worm, cutworm, maggot, measuring worm, pinworm.     Annelid worm, muiona.     Small worm in sand, moeone.     Worm offal, popopo.     Worm eaten, huhuhu.     A worm shell, po apo ai …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • worm — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. earthworm, angleworm; maggot, larva, grub, caterpillar; insect; crawler, nightcrawler; flatworm, platyhelminth, tapeworm, cestode, nematode, round worm, ascarid, pinworm, annelid; wretch; screw,… …   English dictionary for students

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