meaning of cankerworm

cankerworm meaning in General Dictionary

The larva of two species of geometrid moths which are extremely damaging to fruit and shade trees by consuming and sometimes completely destroying the foliage Other comparable larvaelig may known as cankerworms

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  • green caterpillar of a geometrid moth; pest of varied good fresh fruit and tone woods
  • The larva of two species of geometrid moths that are really harmful to fruit and shade trees by consuming, and sometimes completely destroying, the vegetation. Various other similar larvae are called cankerworms.