hornworm [hawrn-wurm] WORD ORIGIN noun the larva of any of several hawk moths, having a hornlike process at the rear of the abdomen. Liberaldictionary.com
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Origin of hornworm An Americanism dating back to 1670–80; horn + worm Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019