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A small grayish moth (Cydia pomonella) whose larvae are destructive to various fruits, especially apples.
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(Animals) a tortricid moth, Carpocapsa pomonella, the larvae of which are a pest of apples
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a small olethreutid moth, Carpocapsa pomonella, the larvae of which feed on the pulp of apples and other fruits.
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|Noun||1.||codling moth - a small grey moth whose larvae live in apples and English walnuts|
tortricid, tortricid moth - any of numerous small moths having lightly fringed wings; larvae are leaf rollers or live in fruits and galls
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