strawworm

noun
1. larva of the caddis fly; constructs a case of silk covered with sand or plant debris
Syn: ↑caddisworm
Hypernyms: ↑caseworm
Member Holonyms: ↑Trichoptera, ↑order Trichoptera
2. larva of chalcid flies injurious to the straw of wheat and other grains
Syn: ↑jointworm
Hypernyms: ↑larva
Member Holonyms: ↑Chalcididae, ↑family Chalcididae, ↑Chalcidae, ↑family Chalcidae

* * *

\\ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷\ noun
2. : any of several larval chalcid flies that injure the straw of wheat and other grains (as barley)

* * *

/straw"werrm'/, n.
1. caddisworm.
2. jointworm.
[1645-55; STRAW + WORM]

* * *

strawˈworm noun
Another name for a caddis fly larva
• • •
Main Entry:straw

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Strawworm — Straw worm , n. A caddice worm. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • strawworm — [strô′wʉrm΄] n. any of several hymenopteran insect larvae (family Eurytomidae) which damage the stalks of grain …   English World dictionary

  • strawworm — /straw werrm /, n. 1. caddisworm. 2. jointworm. [1645 55; STRAW + WORM] * * * …   Universalium

  • strawworm — straw•worm [[t]ˈstrɔˌwɜrm[/t]] n. ent jointworm • Etymology: 1645–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • wheat strawworm — noun : a worm that is the larva of a small chalcid wasp (Harmolita grandis) and that is highly destructive to wheat and other grasses …   Useful english dictionary

  • caddisworm — noun larva of the caddis fly; constructs a case of silk covered with sand or plant debris • Syn: ↑strawworm • Hypernyms: ↑caseworm • Member Holonyms: ↑Trichoptera, ↑order Trichoptera * * * ˈkadə̇ˌswərm, wə̄m …   Useful english dictionary

  • jointworm — noun larva of chalcid flies injurious to the straw of wheat and other grains • Syn: ↑strawworm • Hypernyms: ↑larva • Member Holonyms: ↑Chalcididae, ↑family Chalcididae, ↑Chalcidae, ↑f …   Useful english dictionary

  • English words with uncommon properties — For the purposes of this article, any word which has appeared in a recognised general English dictionary published in the 20th century or later is considered a candidate. For interest, some archaic words, non standard words and proper names are… …   Wikipedia

  • caddisworm — /kad is werrm /, n. the aquatic larva of a caddisfly, having an armored head and a pair of abdominal hooks, and typically living in a case built from sand or plant debris. Also called caddis, caddice, strawworm. [1615 25; caddis (perh. pl., taken …   Universalium

  • jointworm — /joynt werrm /, n. the larva of any of several chalcid flies of the family Eurytomidae, esp. of the genus Harmolita, that feeds within the stems of grasses, often causing a gall near the first joint. Also called strawworm. [1700 10; JOINT + WORM] …   Universalium

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.