Bruce spanworm

noun \ˈbrüs-\
variants: less commonly

Bruce's spanworm

\ˈbrüsə̇z-\

Definition of Bruce spanworm

  1. :  a spanworm (Operophtera bruceata) that feeds in early spring on the foliage of deciduous trees in the northeastern U.S. and southern Canada

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Origin and Etymology of bruce spanworm

probably after William S. Bruce †1921 British explorer and naturalist


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