1. [syn: codling moth, codlin moth, Carpocapsa pomonella]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Codlin \Cod"lin\, Codling \Cod"ling\, n. [Cf. AS. cod[ae]ppel a
(a) An apple fit to stew or coddle.
(b) An immature apple.
A codling when 't is almost an apple. --Shak.
Codling moth (Zool.), a small moth (Carpocapsa
Pomonella), which in the larval state (known as the apple
worm) lives in apples, often doing great damage to the
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a small grey moth whose larvae live in apples and English
walnuts [syn: codling moth, codlin moth, Carpocapsa