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Webster's Dictionary

Palmerworm

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(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.

(2):

(n.) In America, the larva of any one of several moths, which destroys the foliage of fruit and forest trees, esp. the larva of Ypsolophus pometellus, which sometimes appears in vast numbers.

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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Palmerworm'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/web/p/palmerworm.html. 1828.

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