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Meaning of "caterpillar" in Essential American English Dictionary

caterpillar

noun   /ˈkæt̬·ərˌpɪl·ər/
a small, long animal with many legs that eats leaves
Translations of “caterpillar”
in Arabic دُّوْدة يَرَقِيّة…
in Korean 애벌레…
in Malaysian ulat bulu…
in French chenille…
in Turkish tırtıl…
in Italian bruco…
in Chinese (Traditional) 毛蟲,蠋(蝴蝶或飛蛾的幼蟲)…
in Russian гусеница…
in Polish gąsienica…
in Vietnamese sâu bướm…
in Spanish oruga…
in Portuguese lagarta…
in Thai หนอนผีเสื้อ…
in German die Raupe…
in Catalan eruga…
in Japanese イモムシ…
in Indonesian ulat…
in Chinese (Simplified) 毛虫,蠋(蝴蝶或飞蛾的幼虫)…
(Definition of caterpillar from the Websters Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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