corn borer


corn borer
noun
1. larva of the European corn borer moth; a serious pest of maize
Syn: ↑Pyrausta nubilalis
Hypernyms: ↑caterpillar
Member Holonyms: ↑Pyralidae, ↑family Pyralidae, ↑Pyralididae, ↑family Pyralididae
2. native to Europe; in America the larvae bore into the stem and crown of corn and other plants
Hypernyms: ↑pyralid, ↑pyralid moth
Member Holonyms: ↑Pyrausta, ↑genus Pyrausta

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  • corn borer — corn′ bor er n. ent the larva of a pyralid moth, Pyrausta (Ostrinia) nubilalis (European corn borer), that bores into corn and other plants …   From formal English to slang

  • corn borer — ☆ corn borer n. the larva of a European moth (Ostrinia nubilalis), now a destructive pest in the U.S., feeding on corn and other plants …   English World dictionary

  • corn borer — noun Date: 1861 any of several insects that bore in maize: as a. European corn borer b. southwestern corn borer …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • corn borer — any of several pyralid moths, as Pyrausta (ostrinia) nubilalis (European corn borer), the larvae of which bore into the stem and crown of corn and other plants. [1915 20] * * * …   Universalium

  • corn borer moth — noun native to Europe; in America the larvae bore into the stem and crown of corn and other plants • Syn: ↑corn borer, ↑European corn borer moth, ↑Pyrausta nubilalis • Hypernyms: ↑pyralid, ↑pyralid moth • Member Holonyms …   Useful english dictionary

  • Southwestern corn borer — Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insect …   Wikipedia

  • European Corn Borer — Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum …   Wikipedia

  • European corn borer — noun see corn borer * * * European corn borer, = corn borer. (Cf. ↑corn borer) …   Useful english dictionary

  • European corn borer moth — noun native to Europe; in America the larvae bore into the stem and crown of corn and other plants • Syn: ↑corn borer, ↑corn borer moth, ↑Pyrausta nubilalis • Hypernyms: ↑pyralid, ↑pyralid moth • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • European corn borer — Eu′rope′an corn′ bor er n. ent See under corn borer • Etymology: 1915–20, amer …   From formal English to slang


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