tea borer

noun

Definition of tea borer

: a borer that is the larva of a moth (Zeuzera coffeae) of the family Cossidae and bores into the stems and branches of coffee, tea, and sandal

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“Tea borer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tea%20borer. Accessed 26 May. 2020.

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