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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cutworm  \Cut"worm`\  (-w?rm`),  n.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  caterpillar  which  at  night  eats  off  young  plants  of 
  cabbage,  corn,  etc.,  usually  at  the  ground.  Some  kinds  ascend 
  fruit  trees  and  eat  off  the  flower  buds.  During  the  day  they 
  conceal  themselves  in  the  earth.  The  common  cutworms  are  the 
  larv[ae]  of  various  species  of  {Agrotis}  and  related  genera 
  of  noctuid  moths. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cutworm 
  n  :  North  American  moth  whose  larvae  feed  on  young  plant  stems 
  cutting  them  off  at  the  ground 




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