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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. larva of chalcid flies injurious to the straw of wheat and other grains;
[syn: strawworm, jointworm]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Jointworm \Joint"worm`\, n. (Zool.) The larva of a small, hymenopterous fly (Eurytoma hordei), which is found in gall-like swellings on the stalks of wheat, usually at or just above the first joint. In some parts of America it does great damage to the crop. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

jointworm n 1: larva of chalcid flies injurious to the straw of wheat and other grains [syn: strawworm, jointworm]