palmerworm

noun
palm·​er·​worm | \ ˈpä-mər-ˌwərm How to pronounce palmerworm (audio) , ˈpäl-, ˈpȯ-, ˈpȯl- \

Definition of palmerworm

: a caterpillar that suddenly appears in great numbers devouring herbage

First Known Use of palmerworm

1560, in the meaning defined above

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“Palmerworm.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/palmerworm. Accessed 25 Jun. 2021.

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