Meaning of corn earworm

corn' ear"worm

Pronunciation: (ēr'wûrm"), [key]
  1. the larva of a cosmopolitan noctuid moth, Heliothis zea, that is highly destructive to crops, esp. corn, cotton, and tomato. Also called
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