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caterpillar

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Noun caterpillar has 2 senses
  1. caterpillar - a wormlike and often brightly colored and hairy or spiny larva of a butterfly or moth
    --1 is a kind of
    larva
    --1 is a member of Lepidoptera, order Lepidoptera
    --1 has particulars:
     tussock caterpillar; cankerworm; measuring worm, inchworm, looper; potato tuberworm, Phthorimaea operculella; cutworm; armyworm, army worm, Pseudaletia unipuncta; beet armyworm, Spodoptera exigua; fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda; tobacco hornworm, tomato worm, Manduca sexta; tomato hornworm, potato worm, Manduca quinquemaculata; silkworm; silkworm, giant silkworm, wild wilkworm; tent caterpillar; lappet caterpillar; webworm; corn borer, Pyrausta nubilalis; bollworm; cabbageworm, Pieris rapae; woolly bear, woolly bear caterpillar
  2. Caterpillar, cat - a large vehicle that is driven by caterpillar tracks; frequently used for moving earth in construction and farm work
    --2 is a kind of tracked vehicle
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