caterpillar

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (UK) IPA: /ˈkætəpɪlə(r)/
  • (US) IPA: /ˈkædərˌpɪlər/
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Noun[change]

Singular
caterpillar

Plural
caterpillars

A caterpillar—the larva of a butterfly or moth.
  1. (countable) A caterpillar is the larva of a butterfly or moth.
    The bird just ate that green caterpillar.