caterpillar

EnglishEdit

 
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A caterpillar—the larva of a butterfly or moth.

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English catirpel, catirpeller, probably from Old Northern French catepeluse (Modern French chatte + pileuse (hairy cat)), from Late Latin catta + pilōsa.

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NounEdit

caterpillar (plural caterpillars)

  1. The larva of a butterfly or moth; leafworm
    The bird just ate that green caterpillar.
  2. A vehicle with a caterpillar track; a crawler
  3. (mathematics) A set of subtrees of a tree

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SwedishEdit

NounEdit

caterpillar c

  1. A vehicle with caterpillar track
    Synonym: bandfordon

DeclensionEdit

Declension of caterpillar 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative caterpillar caterpillarn caterpillrar caterpillrarna
Genitive caterpillars caterpillarns caterpillrars caterpillrarnas