|(Zool.)||an insect larva which eats the leaves or fruit of the currant. The most injurious are the currant sawfly (Nematus ventricosus), introduced from Europe, and the spanworm (Eufitchia ribearia). The fruit worms are the larva of a fly (Epochra Canadensis), and a spanworm (Eupithecia).|
See also: Currant
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.