variegated cutworm

noun

: a widespread noctuid moth (Peridroma saucia) whose larva is destructive to crops

Word History

First Known Use

1922, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of variegated cutworm was in 1922

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“Variegated cutworm.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/variegated%20cutworm. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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