Definition of Potato worm

1. Noun. Large green white-striped hawkmoth larva that feeds on tomato and potato plants; similar to tobacco hornworm.

Exact synonyms: Manduca Quinquemaculata, Tomato Hornworm
Generic synonyms: Caterpillar

Lexicographical Neighbors of Potato Worm

potato peel
potato peelings
potato race
potato salad
potato salads
potato scab bacteria
potato skin
potato starch
potato starches
potato tree
potato tuber moth
potato tuberworm
potato vine
potato wart
potato wart fungus
potato worm (current term)
potato yellow-dwarf virus
potato yellow dwarf
potayto, potahto
potbellied pig
potbellied pigs

Literary usage of Potato worm

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Report of the Secretary of Agriculture by United States Dept. of Agriculture (1874)
"This insect is almost exactly like the northern so-called potato-worm in all the ... The potato-worm is also found feeding on the tobacco in Maryland, ..."

2. The American Entomologist edited by Benjamin Dann Walsh, Charles V Riley, George Vasey (1868)
"10, A), is usually called the Potato-worm,but it is far commoner on the closely allied tomato, the foliage of which it often clears off very completely in ..."

3. Tenants of an Old Farm: Leaves from the Note-book of a Naturalist by Henry Christopher McCook (1902)
"THE POTATO-WORM LARVA. " Hi!" cried Dan, sitting bolt upright on his cricket, " doan' mean ter say ... "Yes, Dan, this is the potato-worm, the tomato- worm, ..."

4. Agriculture for Schools of the Pacific Slope by Eugene Woldemar Hilgard, Winthrop John Van Leuven Osterhout (1910)
"The potato worm. Everyone knows the burrows of the potato worm as seen in wormy potatoes. The worm develops into a moth which lays eggs on the potato plant ..."

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