WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
pick•le•worm  (pikəl wûrm′),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Insectsthe larva of a pyralid moth, Diaphania nitidalis, that bores into the stem and fruit of squash, cucumber, and other cucurbitaceous plants.
  • pickle1 + worm 1865–70, American.

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