Definition of Cankerworm

1. Noun. Green caterpillar of a geometrid moth; pest of various fruit and shade trees.

Group relationships: Family Geometridae, Geometridae
Specialized synonyms: Spring Cankerworm, Fall Cankerworm
Generic synonyms: Caterpillar



Definition of Cankerworm

1. n. The larva of two species of geometrid moths which are very injurious to fruit and shade trees by eating, and often entirely destroying, the foliage. Other similar larvæ are also called cankerworms.

Definition of Cankerworm

1. Noun. Either of two caterpillars, the larvae of geometrid moths, that are destructive to fruit, buds and leaves ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cankerworm

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cankerworm

canities poliosis
canities unguium
canivorous
canker brake
canker rash
canker sore
canker sores
cankered
cankeredness
cankering
cankerlike
cankerous
cankers
cankerweed
cankerworm (current term)
cankerworms
cankery
cankle
cankles
canlike
cann
cann't
canna
canna lily
cannabene
cannabic
cannabidiol
cannabidiolic acid synthase
cannabin

Literary usage of Cankerworm

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1. Agriculture for Beginners by Charles William Burkett, Frank Lincoln Stevens, Daniel Harvey Hill (1914)
"A recent writer is very positive that each chickadee will devour on an average thirty female cankerworm moths a day ; and that if the average number of eggs ..."

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