Definition of Palmerworm

1. n. Any hairy caterpillar which appears in great numbers, devouring herbage, and wandering about like a palmer. The name is applied also to other voracious insects.



Definition of Palmerworm

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Medical Definition of Palmerworm

1. Any hairy caterpillar which appears in great numbers, devouring herbage, and wandering about like a palmer. The name is applied also to other voracious insects. In America, the larva of any one of several moths, which destroys the foliage of fruit and forest trees, especially. The larva of Ypsolophus pometellus, which sometimes appears in vast numbers. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Palmerworm

palmations
palmatipartite
palmatisect
palmatisected
palmature
palmchat
palmchats
palmcorder
palmcorders
palmcrist
palmcrists
palmed
palmellin
palmer
palmers
palmerworm (current term)
palmerworms
palmette
palmettes
palmetto
palmetto bug
palmetto bugs
palmettoes
palmettos
palmful
palmfuls
palmic
palmic acid
palmidactyles
palmie

Literary usage of Palmerworm

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1. The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments: The Text Carefully by Adam Clarke (1837)
"4 c That d which the palmerworm hath left hath the locust eaten : and that which the locust hath left hath the cankerworm eaten ; and that which the ..."

2. This is that: Personal Experiences, Sermons and Writings of Aimee Semple by Aimee Semple McPherson (1919)
"Other years, and other worms took up the work of destruction where the palmerworm had left off, and "that which the palmerworm hath left hath the locust ..."

3. The Minor Prophets: With a Commentary Explanatory and Practical and by Edward Bouverie Pusey (1885)
"That which the palmerworm hath left, hath the locust eaten. The creatures here spoken of are different kinds of locusts, so named from their number or ..."

4. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"... were for many purposes preferable to horses and stronger than asses; they were employed both for domestic and warlike use. palmerworm (Hebr. ..."

5. The Englishman's Hebrew and Chaldee Concordance of the Old Testament by George V. Wigram (1866)
"... 2 : 25. and the palmerworm, my great army Am. 4: 9. the palmerworm devoured Job 14: S.the stock thereof die Isa. 11 : la rod out of the stem of Jesse, ..."

6. The Sunday Magazine by Thomas Guthrie, William Garden Blaikie, Benjamin Waugh (1881)
"The four words used by the prophet, " the locust, and the caterpillar, and the canker- worm, and the palmerworm," are not names of four distinct kinds of ..."

7. The Apocalypse Explained According to the Spiritual Sense: In which the by Emanuel Swedenborg (1894)
"In Amos: " I have smitten .... with blasting and mildew your many gardens and your vineyards, and the palmerworm hath devoured your fig trees and your olive ..."

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