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1. cankerworm

noun. green caterpillar of a geometrid moth; pest of various fruit and shade trees.

Synonyms

  • family Geometridae
  • fall cankerworm
  • spring cankerworm
  • Geometridae

Etymology

  • canker (English)
  • canker (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • worm (English)
  • worm (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Example sentences of the word cankerworm


1. Noun, singular or mass
The spring cankerworm has a segmented body that is white on top and orange on its underside.

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