Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The larva of a noctuid moth (Achatodes zeae) which feeds inside the stalks of maize, sometimes causing much damage. It is smooth, with a black head and tail and a row of black dots across each segment.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The larva of a noctuid mmoth (Achatodes zeæ) which feeds inside the stalks of corn (maize), sometimes causing much damage. It is smooth, with a black head and tail and a row of black dots across each segment.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The larva of the noctuid moth Achatodes (or Gortyna) zeæ: so called because it burrows into the spindle of Indian corn. See spindle, n., 3 .

Etymologies

spindle +‎ worm (Wiktionary)

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