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Meaning of carpenterworm moth

car'penterworm moth"

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  1. any moth of the family Cossidae, as Prionoxystus robiniae of the U.S. and southern Canada, whose larvae bore into the trunks and branches of oaks, locusts, and other trees. Also called
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