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Definition of "cutworm" [cut•worm]

  • The larva of various moths of the family Noctuidae that feed on and destroy a wide variety of plants. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "cutworm" in a sentence
  • "Apache Point called them miller moths—later research revealed them to be the adult form of the black cutworm—and every spring in New Mexico, they migrate to high elevations."
  • "My apologies if you are an ant or cutworm aficionado."
  • "Well, no crows here but I think I'll plant in the seedling house to avoid cutworm and cross my fingers for the Balinese corn I'll be planting tomorrow."