worm-like larva of various insects, especially butterflies and moths.
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Larva of a moth, butterfly, or sawfly.
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- having caterpillar treads or tracks on the wheels 2. [n] - (trademark) a large vehicle that is driven by caterpillar tracks 3. [n] - a wormlike and often brightly colored and hairy or spiny larva of a butterfly or moth
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Series of tracked construction vehicles [US]
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[ Middle English catyrpel
, corrupted from Old French chatepelouse
, or cate pelue
, from chate
, French chatte
, she-cat, fem. of chat
, Latin catus
+ Latin pilosus
hairy, or French pelu
hairy, from Latin pilus
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a wormlike and often brightly colored and hairy or spiny larva of a butterfly or moth
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a large tracked vehicle that is propelled by two endless metal belts; frequently used for moving earth in construction and farm work
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• (n.) A plant of the genus Scorpiurus, with pods resembling caterpillars. • (n.) The larval state of a butterfly or any lepidopterous insect; sometimes, but less commonly, the larval state of other insects, as the sawflies, which are also called false caterpillars. The true caterpillars have three pairs of true legs, and several pairs of
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larva of a butterfly or moth (Lepidoptera). Caterpillars have cylindrical bodies consisting of 13 segments, with three pairs of true legs on the ... [12 related articles]
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caterpillar 1. Believed to be from assumed late Latin catta pilosa, 'hairy cat'. 2. The larva of a butterfly or moth. Literally, 'a hairy she-cat', the word being derived from Old (North) French catte (French chatte, 'she-cat') and pelue, 'hairy'. It has a long soft body, many short legs, and often has brightly colored or spiny skin.
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caterpillar (kăt'upil"ur, kăt'ur–) , common name for the larva of a moth or butterfly. Caterpillars have distinct heads and are segmented and wormlike. They have three pairs of short, jointed legs (retained in the adult) on the thorax; in addition, they have unjointed, ...
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A caterpillar is the larval stage of a butterfly or moth. Wormlike in form, the body is segmented, may be hairy, and often has scent glands. The head has strong biting mandibles, silk glands, and a spinneret. Many caterpillars resemble the plant on which they feed, dry twigs, or rolled leaves. Others are highly coloured and rely for their protectio
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Type: Term Pronunciation: kat′er-pil′er Definitions: 1. The wormlike larval stage of a butterfly or a moth.
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Larval stage of a butterfly or moth. Wormlike in form, the body is segmented, may be hairy, and often has scent glands. The head has strong biting mandibles, silk glands, and a spinneret. Many caterpillars resemble the plant on which they feed, dry twigs, or rolled leaves. Others are highly coloured and rely for their protection on their irritant h
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The larva of a moth, butterfly, or saw-fly.
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the immature stage of any Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths)
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The immature stage (larva) of a butterfly, moth, or sawfly.
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The larva of a butterfly, moth, sawfly, or scorpionfly.
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