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 for Vine borer
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Vine \Vine\, n. [F. vigne, L. vinea a vineyard, vine from vineus
     of or belonging to wine, vinum wine, grapes. See Wine, and
     cf. Vignette.] (Bot.)
        (a) Any woody climbing plant which bears grapes.
        (b) Hence, a climbing or trailing plant; the long, slender
            stem of any plant that trails on the ground, or climbs
            by winding round a fixed object, or by seizing
            anything with its tendrils, or claspers; a creeper;
            as, the hop vine; the bean vine; the vines of melons,
            squashes, pumpkins, and other cucurbitaceous plants.
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                  There shall be no grapes on the vine. --Jer.
                                                    viii. 13.
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                  And one went out into the field to gather herbs,
                  and found a wild vine, and gathered thereof wild
                  gourds.                           --2 Kings iv.
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     Vine apple (Bot.), a small kind of squash. --Roger
     Vine beetle (Zool.), any one of several species of beetles
        which are injurious to the leaves or branches of the
        grapevine. Among the more important species are the
        grapevine fidia (see Fidia), the spotted Pelidnota
        ({Pelidnota punctata) (see Rutilian), the vine
        fleabeetle ({Graptodera chalybea), the rose beetle (see
        under Rose), the vine weevil, and several species of
        Colaspis and Anomala.
     Vine borer. (Zool.)
        (a) Any one of several species of beetles whose larvae
            bore in the wood or pith of the grapevine, especially
            Sinoxylon basilare, a small species the larva of
            which bores in the stems, and Ampeloglypter
            sesostris, a small reddish brown weevil (called also
            vine weevil), which produces knotlike galls on the
        (b) A clearwing moth ({Aegeria polistiformis), whose
            larva bores in the roots of the grapevine and is often
     Vine dragon, an old and fruitless branch of a vine. [Obs.]
     Vine forester (Zool.), any one of several species of moths
        belonging to Alypia and allied genera, whose larvae feed
        on the leaves of the grapevine.
     Vine fretter (Zool.), a plant louse, esp. the phylloxera
        that injuries the grapevine.
     Vine grub (Zool.), any one of numerous species of insect
        larvae that are injurious to the grapevine.
     Vine hopper (Zool.), any one of several species of leaf
        hoppers which suck the sap of the grapevine, especially
        Erythroneura vitis. See Illust. of Grape hopper, under
     Vine inchworm (Zool.), the larva of any species of
        geometrid moths which feed on the leaves of the grapevine,
        especially Cidaria diversilineata.
     Vine-leaf+rooer+(Zool.),+a+small+moth+({Desmia+maculalis">Vine-leaf rooer (Zool.), a small moth ({Desmia maculalis)
        whose larva makes a nest by rolling up the leaves of the
        grapevine. The moth is brownish black, spotted with white.
     Vine louse (Zool.), the phylloxera.
     Vine mildew (Bot.), a fungous growth which forms a white,
        delicate, cottony layer upon the leaves, young shoots, and
        fruit of the vine, causing brown spots upon the green
        parts, and finally a hardening and destruction of the
        vitality of the surface. The plant has been called Oidium
        Tuckeri, but is now thought to be the conidia-producing
        stage of an Erysiphe.
     Vine of Sodom (Bot.), a plant named in the Bible (--Deut.
        xxxii. 32), now thought to be identical with the apple of
        Sodom. See Apple of Sodom, under Apple.
     Vine sawfly (Zool.), a small black sawfiy ({Selandria
        vitis) whose larva feeds upon the leaves of the
        grapevine. The larvae stand side by side in clusters while
     Vine slug (Zool.), the larva of the vine sawfly.
     Vine+sorrel+(Bot.),+a+climbing+plant+({Cissus+acida">Vine sorrel (Bot.), a climbing plant ({Cissus acida)
        related to the grapevine, and having acid leaves. It is
        found in Florida and the West Indies.
     Vine sphinx (Zool.), any one of several species of hawk
        moths. The larvae feed on grapevine leaves.
     Vine weevil. (Zool.) See Vine borer
        (a) above, and Wound gall, under Wound.
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