northern corn rootworm

noun

: a corn rootworm (Diabrotica barberi synonym D. longicornis) often destructive to corn in the northern parts of the central and eastern U.S.

Word History

First Known Use

1952, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of northern corn rootworm was in 1952

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“Northern corn rootworm.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/northern%20corn%20rootworm. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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