pink bollworm

noun

Definition of pink bollworm

  1. :  a small dark brown moth (Pectinophora gossypiella) whose pinkish larva bores into the flowers and bolls of cotton and is a destructive pest in most cotton-growing regions

1906

First Known Use of pink bollworm

1906


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