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|(Zool.)||the larva of a large hawk moth (Sphinx Carolina syn. Phlegethontius Carolina). It is dark green, with seven oblique white stripes bordered above with dark brown on each side of the body. It feeds upon the leaves of tobacco and tomato plants, and is often very injurious to the tobacco crop. See Illust. of Hawk moth.|
See also: Tobacco
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.