root borer

n.
any insect or insect larva that bores into the roots of plants

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  • root borer — n. any insect or insect larva that bores into the roots of plants …   English World dictionary

  • root borer — noun : an insect or insect larva that bores into the roots of plants: as a. : the large larva of a beetle (Prionus laticollis) of the family Cerambycidae that infests the roots of the grapevine and of various trees b. : the larva of any of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • strawberry root borer — noun see strawberry crown borer …   Useful english dictionary

  • banana root borer — noun also banana root weevil : a stout orange or reddish black marked weevil (Cosmopolites sordidus) whose larvae bore in banana plant roots …   Useful english dictionary

  • clover root borer — noun : a small brown weevil (Hylastinus obscurus) of the family Scolytidae that bores in clover roots …   Useful english dictionary

  • raspberry root borer — noun : the larva of a large clearwing moth (Bembecia marginata) of the family Aegeriidae that bores in the roots and canes of the raspberry and blackberry …   Useful english dictionary

  • borer — Hag Hag (h[a^]g), n. [OE. hagge, hegge, witch, hag, AS. h[ae]gtesse; akin to OHG. hagazussa, G. hexe, D. heks, Dan. hex, Sw. h[ a]xa. The first part of the word is prob. the same as E. haw, hedge, and the orig. meaning was perh., wood woman, wild …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Strawberry borer — Strawberry Straw ber*ry, n. [AS. stre[ a]wberige; stre[ a]w straw + berie berry; perhaps from the resemblance of the runners of the plant to straws.] (Bot.) A fragrant edible berry, of a delicious taste and commonly of a red color, the fruit of a …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • strawberry crown borer — noun or strawberry borer or strawberry root borer : a weevil (Tyloderma fragariae) whose larva bores in the crown of the strawberry …   Useful english dictionary

  • banana root weevil — noun see banana root borer …   Useful english dictionary

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