rose sawfly

noun

: a sawfly injurious to roses: such as
a
: an adult rose slug
b
: a similar European sawfly (Hylotoma rosarum)

Word History

First Known Use

1823, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rose sawfly was in 1823

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“Rose sawfly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rose%20sawfly. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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