See under .
[kur-uh nt-wurm, kuhr-] /ˈkɜr əntˌwɜrm, ˈkʌr-/
the larva of any of several insects, as a sawfly, Nematus ribesii (imported currantworm) which infests and feeds on the leaves and fruit of .
[verb im-pawrt, -pohrt; noun im-pawrt, -pohrt] /verb ɪmˈpɔrt, -ˈpoʊrt; noun ˈɪm pɔrt, -poʊrt/ verb (used with object) 1. to bring in (merchandise, commodities, workers, etc.) from a foreign country for use, sale, processing, reexport, or services. 2. to bring or introduce from one use, connection, or relation into another: foreign bodies imported into the blood; […]
- Import quota
A governmental restriction on the quantities of a particular commodity that may be imported within a specific period of time, usually with the goal of protecting domestic producers of that commodity from foreign competition. (See tariff.)
[im-pawr-chuh-nuh-see] /ɪmˈpɔr tʃə nə si/ noun 1. the quality or condition of being ; importunateness.
[im-pawr-chuh-nit] /ɪmˈpɔr tʃə nɪt/ adjective 1. urgent or persistent in solicitation, sometimes annoyingly so. 2. pertinacious, as solicitations or demands. 3. troublesome; annoying: importunate demands from the children for attention. /ɪmˈpɔːtjʊnɪt/ adjective 1. persistent or demanding; insistent 2. (rare) troublesome; annoying adj. 1520s, from importune + -ate, or else from Medieval Latin importunatus, past participle […]