angoumois grain moth

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

angoumois moth


Definition of angoumois grain moth

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of angoumois grain moth

from Angoumois, former province of France

First Known Use: 1828

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