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spruce budworm

noun

Definition of SPRUCE BUDWORM

:  a tortricid moth (Choristoneura fumiferana) whose larva feeds on evergreen trees (as spruce and balsam fir) in the northern United States and Canada; also :  a related moth (C. occidentalis) of the northwestern United States and adjacent Canada

First Known Use of SPRUCE BUDWORM

1884

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