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cat·er·pil·lar

(kat'er-pil'er),
The wormlike larval stage of a butterfly or a moth.
[M.E. catirpeller, fr. O.Fr. cate, cat, + pelose, hairy]

caterpillar

(kăt′ər-pĭl′ər, kăt′ə-)
n.
1. The wormlike larva of a butterfly or moth.
2. Any of various insect larvae similar to those of the butterfly or moth.

cat·er·pil·lar

(kat'ĕr-pil-ĕr)
The wormlike larval stage of a butterfly or a moth.
[M.E. catirpeller, fr. O.Fr. cate, cat, + pelose, hairy]

caterpillar

the larva of any butterfly or moth (Lepidoptera).
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