currantworm

noun

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

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“Currantworm.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/currantworm. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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