angoumois grain moth

noun

an·​gou·​mois grain moth
variants or less commonly angoumois moth
¦änˌgüm¦wä-
often capitalized A
: a small tineid moth (Sitotroga cerealella) of which the larva is a destructive pest of stored grain feeding in the interior of the kernels of various cereals

Word History

Etymology

from Angoumois, former province of France

First Known Use

1828, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of angoumois grain moth was in 1828

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“Angoumois grain moth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/angoumois%20grain%20moth. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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