Definition of Spanworm

1. n. The larva of any geometrid moth, as the cankeworm; a geometer; a measuring worm.



Definition of Spanworm

1. Noun. A measuring worm. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Spanworm

1. an inchworm [n -S] - See also: inchworm

Medical Definition of Spanworm

1. The larva of any geometrid moth, as the cankeworm; a geometer; a measuring worm. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spanworm

spanner
spanner barb
spanner barbs
spannerless
spanners
spanning
spannings
spanokopita
spanokopitas
spanophilia
spans
spansule
spansules
spanwise
spanworm (current term)
spanworms
spar
spar buoy
sparable
sparables
sparada
sparadrap
sparagmos
sparapet
sparaxis
sparble
spard
spare
spare-time activity

Literary usage of Spanworm

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1. Insects Affecting Park and Woodland Trees by Ephraim Porter Felt (1906)
"... green, white lined spanworm. Dyar. Psyche, 9:262 Hickory, hop-hornbeam ... dingy brown spanworm with curved lateral appendages. Pack. p. ..."

2. Injurious Insects: How to Recognize and Control Them by Walter Collins O'Kane (1912)
"—Adult of the Cranberry spanworm. Original. appearing in late June and again in August. Dusting or spraying with arsenate of lead or Paris green will poison ..."

3. Report of the Illinois State Entomologist Concerning Operations Under the by Illinois State Entomologist (1905)
"It is odd that not a single spanworm is listed by name among corn- ... JB Smith,* however, mentions a strongly marked "spanworm, the larva of a Geometrid," ..."

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