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oriental fruit moth

noun

Definition of ORIENTAL FRUIT MOTH

:  a small nearly cosmopolitan moth (Grapholita molesta syn. Cydia molesta) probably of Japanese origin whose larva is injurious to the twigs and fruit of orchard trees and especially the peach —called also oriental peach moth

First Known Use of ORIENTAL FRUIT MOTH

circa 1921

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