pea moth

noun

: a small, dark, tortricid moth (Cydia nigricana synonym Laspeyresia nigricana) whose larva feeds in pea pods destroying the seeds and that is native to Europe and has spread to North America

Word History

First Known Use

1881, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of pea moth was in 1881

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“Pea moth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pea%20moth. Accessed 7 Feb. 2023.

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