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Meaning of tomato hornworm

toma'to horn"worm

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  1. the larva of a hawk moth, Manduca quinquemaculata, having a black, hornlike structure at the rear, that feeds on the leaves of tomato, potato, and other plants of the nightshade family. Also called
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