budworm

play
noun bud·worm \ˈbəd-ˌwərm\

Definition of budworm

  1. :  a moth larva that feeds on the buds of plants — compare spruce budworm, tobacco budworm

1849

First Known Use of budworm

1849

Learn More about budworm


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up budworm? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!