|(Zool.)||any one of several species of insects whose larvæ burrow in the crown or roots of the strawberry vine.|
|The root borer (Anarsia lineatella), a very small dark gray moth whose larvæ burrow both in the larger roots and crown, often doing great damage.|
|The crown borer (Tyloderma fragariæ), a small brown weevil whose larva burrows in the crown and kills the plant.|
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.