Definition of Caterpillar. Meaning of Caterpillar. Synonyms of Caterpillar

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Definition of Caterpillar

Caterpillar
Caterpillar Cat"er*pil`lar, n. [OE. catyrpel, corrupted fr. OF. chatepelouse, or cate pelue, fr. chate, F. chatte, she-cat, fem. of chat, L. catus + L. pilosus hairy, or F. pelu hairy, fr. L. pilus hair. See Cat, and Pile hair.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) 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 abdominal fleshy legs (prolegs) armed with hooks. Some are hairy, others naked. They usually feed on leaves, fruit, and succulent vegetables, being often very destructive, Many of them are popularly called worms, as the cutworm, cankerworm, army worm, cotton worm, silkworm. 2. (Bot.) A plant of the genus Scorpiurus, with pods resembling caterpillars. Caterpillar catcher, or Caterpillar eater (Zo["o]l.), a bird belonging to the family of Shrikes, which feeds on caterpillars. The name is also given to several other birds. Caterpillar hunter (Zo["o]l.), any species of beetles of the genus Callosoma and other allied genera of the family Carabid[ae] which feed habitually upon caterpillars.

Meaning of Caterpillar from wikipedia

- Caterpillars /ˈkætərˌpɪlər/ are the larval stage of members of the order Lepidoptera (the insect order comprising butterflies and moths). As with most...
- Caterpillar Inc. (often shortened to CAT) is an American Fortune 100 corporation which designs, develops, engineers, manufactures, markets, and sells...
- The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a children's picture book designed, illustrated, and written by Eric Carle, first published by the World Publishing Company...
- for its adult form, and puss caterpillar, asp, Italian asp, woolly slug, opossum bug, puss moth, tree asp, or asp caterpillar. The inch-long larva is generously...
- A caterpillar is the larval form of some insects. Caterpillar or Caterpillars may also refer to: Caterpillar (1988 film), a 1988 ****anese short experimental...
- The Caterpillar 797 is a series of off-highway, ultra cl****, two-axle, mechanical powertrain haul trucks developed and manufactured in the United States...
- The Caterpillar may refer to: Caterpillar (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland) "The Caterpillar" (song), a song by The Cure "The Caterpillar", a Night Gallery...
- The Caterpillar Sixty was a 60 horsepower (45 kW) crawler tractor manufactured by the Caterpillar Tractor Company from 1925 until 1931. The Sixty was...
- "Colin the Caterpillar" is a chocolate roll cake sold by British store Marks & Spencer. More than 7 million cakes have been sold since it was introduced...
- The saddleback caterpillar (Acharia stimulea, formerly Sibine stimulea) is the larva of a species of moth native to eastern North America. It is also...
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