Definition of caterpillar:
- A plant of the genus Scorpiurus, with pods resembling caterpillars.
- 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.
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" I'd stay at home, I think, if I was silly enough to be afraid of a harmless caterpillar like that," Fanny had said, as with her own hands she took from Lucy's curls and threw away a thousand- legged thing, the very sight of which made poor Lucy shiver but did not send her to the house.- "The Rector of St. Mark's", Mary J. Holmes.
- "The English Language", Robert Gordon Latham.
- "The Pecan and its Culture", H. Harold Hume.