palmerworm

noun
palm·er·worm | \ˈpä-mər-ˌwərm, 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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