angoumois grain moth

noun, often capitalized A
an·​gou·​mois grain moth
variants: or less commonly angoumois moth \ ¦änˌgüm¦wä-​ \

Definition of angoumois grain moth

: 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

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First Known Use of angoumois grain moth

1828, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for angoumois grain moth

from Angoumois, former province of France

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“Angoumois grain moth.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jul. 2020.

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