potato tuberworm

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pota′to tu′ber•worm

(ˈtu bərˌwɜrm, ˈtyu-)
the larva of the potato moth.
[1935–40, Amer.]
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Noun1.potato tuberworm - larva of potato moth; mines in leaves and stems of e.g. potatoes and tobacco
caterpillar - a wormlike and often brightly colored and hairy or spiny larva of a butterfly or moth
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