rose sawfly


Definition of rose sawfly

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

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First Known Use of rose sawfly

1823, in the meaning defined above

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“Rose sawfly.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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