Definition of Caterpillars

1. Noun. (plural of caterpillar) ¹



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Definition of Caterpillars

1. caterpillar [n] - See also: caterpillar

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Caterpillars

catermauled
catermauling
catermauls
caterpillar
caterpillar-hair ophthalmia
caterpillar-tracked
caterpillar cell
caterpillar dermatitis
caterpillar flap
caterpillar rash
caterpillar skiing
caterpillar track
caterpillar tracks
caterpillar tread
caterpillar tree
caterpillars (current term)
caters
caterwaul
caterwauled
caterwauler
caterwaulers
caterwauling
caterwauls
catery
cates
catface
catfaces
catfacing
catfacings
catfall

Literary usage of Caterpillars

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"But many small caterpillars keep, apparently for the sake of concealment, to the under surface of the leaf, while others burrow into the green tissue, ..."

2. A History of the Earth, and Animated Natureby Oliver Goldsmith, Washington Irving by Oliver Goldsmith, Washington Irving (1854)
"In general, caterpillars of this kind are found in great numbers together, enclosed in one common web that covers them all, and serves to protect them from ..."

3. A Treatise on some of the insects injurious to vegetation by Thaddeus William Harris (1880)
"THERE are perhaps no insects which are so commonly and so universally destructive as caterpillars ; they are inferior only to locusts in voracity, ..."

4. The Natural History of Insects by James Rennie, John Obadiah Westwood (1833)
"THE caterpillars described in the last chapter are hermits, which lead a solitary life: there are, however, other tribes which spend either a part or the ..."

5. Insect Architecture by James Rennie (1830)
"EARTH-MASON caterpillars MANY species of caterpillars are not only ... We allude to the numerous class of caterpillars which, previous to their changing ..."

6. The Life of North American Insects by Benedict Jaeger, Henry C. Preston (1859)
"caterpillars very often inform us as to the properties of the plants upon which they ... The excrement of caterpillars furnishes an excellent dye- stuff, ..."

7. Animal Coloration: An Account of the Principal Facts and Theories Relating by Frank Evers Beddard (1892)
"The very fact that the majority of the Geometer caterpillars simulate twigs seems an ... Occasional Absence of Coloration in Internal-Feeding caterpillars. ..."

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