flax bollworm

noun

Definition of flax bollworm

: a grub that is the larva of a moth (Heliothis ononis) and is closely related to the cotton bollworm but feeds chiefly in the seedpods of flax

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“Flax bollworm.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flax%20bollworm. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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