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See also: 毛蟲

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ChineseEdit

For pronunciation and definitions of – see 毛蟲 (“caterpillar”).
(This term, 毛虫, is the simplified form of 毛蟲.)
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JapaneseEdit

 ケムシ on Japanese Wikipedia
Kanji in this term

Grade: 2
むし
Grade: 1
kun’yomi

EtymologyEdit

(ke, hair) +‎ (mushi, worm)

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

毛虫 (hiragana けむし, katakana ケムシ, rōmaji kemushi)

  1. a hairy caterpillar
    • 1921, 寺田寅彦, 蜂が団子をこしらえる話:
      その (かわ)今年 (ことし)はこれと (かわ)った毛虫 (けむし) () (じょう)沢山 (たくさん) (あら)われて ()た。
      Sono kawari kotoshi wa kore to kawatta kemushi ga hijō ni takusan ni arawarete kita.
      Instead we have seen the appearance of extremely many caterpillars different from this.

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