Codlin-moth

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Codlin-moth the moth whose larvæ cause the 'worm-eaten' apples which fall prematurely off
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Ety. dub.

Usage

In literature:

This one fruit has now passed the danger of the blossom-end infection by the codlin-moth and it has no blemishes.
"The Apple-Tree" by L. H. Bailey
They occasionally visit orchards and attack the codlin moth pupae.
"An Australian Bird Book" by John Albert Leach
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