Definition of currantworm

: any of various insect larvae that feed on the leaves or the developing fruit of the currant: such as
a : any of several sawfly larvae that feed on currant leaves
c : a maggot (Epochra ribearia) that feeds in the fruit
d : a caterpillar (Zophodia convolutella) that attacks the fruit of currants and gooseberries — see imported currantworm

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Learn More about currantworm

Share currantworm

Statistics for currantworm

Look-up Popularity

Comments on currantworm

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


tremendous in size, volume, or degree

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Homophone Quiz

  • three-bears-two-of-them-look-like-theyre-whispering-to-a-third-bear-who-looks-chuffed-to-be-the-center-of-attention
  • In order to judge how people felt, the senator's office hired a firm to take a ______.
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.


Love words? Need even more definitions?

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