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codling moth

cod·ling moth
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kod-ling mawth, moth]
    • /ˈkɒd lɪŋ mɔθ, mɒθ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kod-ling mawth, moth]
    • /ˈkɒd lɪŋ mɔθ, mɒθ/

Definitions of codling moth words

  • noun codling moth a tortricid moth, Carpocapsa pomonella, the larvae of which are a pest of apples 3
  • noun codling moth a nearly cosmopolitan small moth (Cydia pomenella) whose larva bores into and destroys apples, pears, quinces, etc. 3
  • noun codling moth a small, olethreutid moth, Carpocapsa pomonella, the larvae of which feed on the pulp of apples and other fruits. 1
  • noun codling moth A small moth, Cydia pomonella, whose larvae (the apple worms) are destructive to apples and other fruit. 0

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Origin of codling moth

First appearance:

before 1740
One of the 48% newest English words
First recorded in 1740-50

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Parts of speech for Codling moth

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codling moth popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 36% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 62% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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