Dictionary

pink bollworm

pink bollworm

noun

Definition of PINK BOLLWORM

:  a small dark brown moth (Pectinophora gossypiella) whose pinkish larva bores into the flowers and bolls of cotton and is a destructive pest in most cotton-growing regions

First Known Use of PINK BOLLWORM

1906

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: pink bud stagePrevious Word in the Dictionary: pink–and–white showerAll Words Near: pink bollworm
February 28, 2015
pontificate Hear it
To speak pompously or dogmatically
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears