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Definition 1: a wormlike and often brightly colored and hairy or spiny larva of a butterfly or moth - [noun denoting animal]

(caterpillar is a kind of ...) the immature free-living form of most invertebrates and amphibians and fish which at hatching from the egg is fundamentally unlike its parent and must metamorphose

(... is a kind of caterpillar ) larva of a saturniid moth; spins a large amount of strong silk in constructing its cocoon

(... is a kind of caterpillar ) the larvae of moths that build and live in communal silken webs in orchard and shade trees

(... is a kind of caterpillar ) larva of a lappet moth

(... is a kind of caterpillar ) several gregarious moth larvae that spin webs over foliage on which they feed

(... is a kind of caterpillar ) larva of the European corn borer moth; a serious pest of maize

(... is a kind of caterpillar ) any of various moth caterpillars that destroy cotton bolls

(... is a kind of caterpillar ) toxic green larva of a cabbage butterfly

(... is a kind of caterpillar ) caterpillar of numerous moths characterized by a dense coat of woolly hairs; feed on plants and some are destructive pests

(... is a kind of caterpillar ) the commercially bred hairless white caterpillar of the domestic silkworm moth which spins a cocoon that can be processed to yield silk fiber; the principal source of commercial silk

(... is a kind of caterpillar ) large green white-striped hawkmoth larva that feeds on tomato and potato plants; similar to tobacco hornworm

(... is a kind of caterpillar ) large green white-striped hawkmoth larva that feeds on tobacco and related plants; similar to tomato hornworm

(... is a kind of caterpillar ) larva of a tussock moth

(... is a kind of caterpillar ) green caterpillar of a geometrid moth; pest of various fruit and shade trees

(... is a kind of caterpillar ) small hairless caterpillar having legs on only its front and rear segments; mostly larvae of moths of the family Geometridae

(... is a kind of caterpillar ) larva of potato moth; mines in leaves and stems of e.g. potatoes and tobacco

(... is a kind of caterpillar ) North American moth whose larvae feed on young plant stems cutting them off at the ground

(... is a kind of caterpillar ) noctuid moth larvae that travel in multitudes destroying especially grass and grain

(... is a kind of caterpillar ) moth larva that eats foliage of beets and other vegetables

(... is a kind of caterpillar ) larva of a migratory American noctuid moth; destroys grasses and small grains

(... is a member of caterpillar) moths and butterflies

Definition 2: a large tracked vehicle that is propelled by two endless metal belts; frequently used for moving earth in construction and farm work - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for caterpillar in the sense of this definition

(caterpillar is a kind of ...) a self-propelled vehicle that moves on tracks

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