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caterpillar

noun [C] uk   /ˈkæt.ə.pɪl.ər/ us    /ˈkæt̬.ɚ.pɪl.ɚ/
a small, long animal with many legs, which feeds on the leaves of plants, and develops into a butterfly or mothThe development and parts of insects
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