apple tree borer

apple tree borer
noun
: a beetle having larvae that bore in apple trees:
b. : a large beetle (Saperda candida) brown striped with white above and dull white beneath that is especially destructive to apple and other fruit trees — called also roundheaded apple tree borer

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1. Also called flatheaded apple tree borer. the larva of a metallic wood-boring beetle, Chrysobothris femorata, that bores into the wood of apple and other fruit trees.
2. Also called roundheaded apple tree borer. the larva of a long-horned beetle, Saperda candida, that bores into the wood of apple and other fruit trees.
[1830-40, Amer.]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • apple tree borer — 1. Also called flatheaded apple tree borer. the larva of a metallic wood boring beetle, Chrysobothris femorata, that bores into the wood of apple and other fruit trees. 2. Also called roundheaded apple tree borer. the larva of a long horned… …   Universalium

  • flatheaded apple tree borer — noun : a flattened elongate oval beetle (Chrysobothris femorata) bronze above and bright and brassy beneath that is widespread in hardwoods called also apple tree borer * * * /flat hed id/. See apple tree borer (def. 1). [1880 85] …   Useful english dictionary

  • flatheaded apple tree borer — /flat hed id/. See apple tree borer (def. 1). [1880 85] * * * …   Universalium

  • roundheaded apple tree borer. — See apple tree borer (def. 2). * * * …   Universalium

  • roundheaded apple tree borer — noun : apple tree borer b …   Useful english dictionary

  • roundheaded apple tree borer. — See apple tree borer (def. 2) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Apple tree — Apple Ap ple ([a^]p p l), n. [OE. appel, eppel, AS. [ae]ppel, [ae]pl; akin to Fries. & D. appel, OHG, aphul, aphol, G. apfel, Icel. epli, Sw. [ a]ple, Dan. [ae]ble, Gael. ubhall, W. afal, Arm. aval, Lith. ob[*u]lys, Russ. iabloko; of unknown… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Peach-tree borer — Peach Peach (p[=e]ch), n. [OE. peche, peshe, OF. pesche, F. p[^e]che, fr. LL. persia, L. Persicum (sc. malum) a Persian apple, a peach. Cf. {Persian}, and {Parsee}.] (Bot.) A well known high flavored juicy fruit, containing one or two seeds in a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ap|ple-tree borer — «AP uhl TREE», any one of a large number of beetles that live in the wood or just under the bark of apple trees. The legless grubs hatch from eggs laid on the bark and bore into the wood, often killing the tree …   Useful english dictionary

  • Apple borer — Apple Ap ple ([a^]p p l), n. [OE. appel, eppel, AS. [ae]ppel, [ae]pl; akin to Fries. & D. appel, OHG, aphul, aphol, G. apfel, Icel. epli, Sw. [ a]ple, Dan. [ae]ble, Gael. ubhall, W. afal, Arm. aval, Lith. ob[*u]lys, Russ. iabloko; of unknown… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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