corn borer

noun

Definition of corn borer 

: any of several insects that bore in corn: such as

a : european corn borer

b : southwestern corn borer

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Farmers with corn borers to control next year should plan to attend the plowing demonstration to be held on George and Leon Bailey farm on Thursday, September 24, at 1:30 p.m. Leon Bailey, the operator of the farm. Kitty Conley, Post-Tribune, "Lake County Star almanac," 11 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of corn borer

1861, in the meaning defined above

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