inchworm

EnglishEdit

The characteristic "looping" movement of an inchworm, the caterpillar of the geometer moth (Geometridae sp.), which makes it look as if it is measuring its journey

EtymologyEdit

From inch + worm.

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NounEdit

inchworm (plural inchworms)

  1. The larva of a moth of the family Geometridae.

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Last modified on 3 December 2012, at 04:05