- ar•my•worm[[t]ˈɑr miˌwɜrm[/t]] n.ent any of the larvae of several noctuid moths, esp. Pseudaletia unipuncta, that often travel in large numbers over a region destroying crops•Etymology: 1735–45, amer.
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armyworm — armyworm, Army worm Ar my worm (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A lepidopterous insect, which in the larval state often travels in great multitudes from field to field, destroying grass, grain, and other crops. The common army worm of the northern United States is … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
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armyworm — noun 1. noctuid moth larvae that travel in multitudes destroying especially grass and grain • Syn: ↑army worm, ↑Pseudaletia unipuncta • Hypernyms: ↑caterpillar • Member Holonyms: ↑Pseudaletia, ↑genus Pseudaletia … Useful english dictionary
armyworm — noun Date: 1816 any of numerous moths whose larvae travel in multitudes from field to field destroying grass, grain, and other crops; especially the common armyworm (Pseudaletia unipuncta) of the eastern and central United States and Canada … New Collegiate Dictionary
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