tobacco budworm

noun

Definition of tobacco budworm

: an American noctuid moth (Heliothis virescens synonym Helicoverpa virescens) whose striped and variably colored larva feeds on buds and young leaves especially of tobacco and cotton

First Known Use of tobacco budworm

1918, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of tobacco budworm was in 1918

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“Tobacco budworm.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tobacco%20budworm. Accessed 23 Jan. 2022.

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