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potato tuberworm

noun potato tu·ber·worm \-ˈtü-bər-ˌwərm, -ˈtyü-\

Definition of POTATO TUBERWORM

:  a grayish-brown moth (Phthorimaea operculella) whose larva mines the leaves and bores in the stems and tubers of the potato plant and often attacks other solanaceous plants (as tobacco and tomato)
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First Known Use of POTATO TUBERWORM

1920

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