alfalfa caterpillar

noun

: the green larva of the alfalfa butterfly that feeds on the foliage of alfalfa through most of North America and is especially abundant and destructive in the southwestern U.S.

Word History

First Known Use

1911, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of alfalfa caterpillar was in 1911

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“Alfalfa caterpillar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alfalfa%20caterpillar. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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