fall webworm

fall web·worm
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fawl web-wurm]
    • /fɔl ˈwɛbˌwɜrm/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fawl web-wurm]
    • /fɔl ˈwɛbˌwɜrm/

Definitions of fall webworm words

  • noun fall webworm the larva of any of several moths, as Hyphantria cunea (fall webworm) or Loxostege similalis (garden webworm) which spins a web over the foliage on which it feeds. 1
  • noun fall webworm Hyphantria cunea, a moth in the family Arctiidae known principally for its larval stage, which creates characteristic webbed nests on a wide variety of hardwood trees in the late summer and fall. 0

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Origin of fall webworm

First appearance:

before 1860
One of the 29% newest English words
An Americanism dating back to 1860-65

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fall webworm popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 1% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

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