bollworm bollworm


  • (n) any of various moth caterpillars that destroy cotton bolls


  1. It is conceivable, so to speak, that the bollworm could evolve immunity to its own sex pheromonefor example, by producing a different scent.
  2. So far, the pink bollworm population has not rebounded, indicating that the feared resistance to Bt has not yet developed.
  3. The cotton crop, afflicted by a bollworm plague this year, is in hock to Soviet-bloc countries to pay for the delivery of factories, which the Egyptians manage inefficiently.

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