hornworm

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English[edit]

A hornworm larva.

Etymology[edit]

horn +‎ worm

Noun[edit]

hornworm (plural hornworms)

  1. A species of moth, Manduca sexta
    • 2007 March 27, John Schwartz, “In the Lab: Robots That Slink and Squirm”, New York Times:
      The project, part of a wave of interest in life-imitating robotics, is a collaboration of seven Tufts faculty members from five departments in the schools of engineering and arts and sciences. Dr. Trimmer comes from the field of neurobiology, where he has been studying the tobacco hornworm, Manduca sexta, since 1990.

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