food plant

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food plant (plural food plants)

  1. (chiefly entomology) A plant which is a source of food for a given species.
    • 1969, Vladimir Nabokov, Ada or Ardor, Penguin 2011, p. 44:
      I would have eggs or larvae rushed to me here by plane from all over North America, with their foodplants [...].