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English → English (WordNet) Definition: silkworm silkworm n 1: hairless white caterpillar of the Chinese silkworm moth; source of most commercial silk 2: larva of a saturniid moth; spins a large amount of strong silk in constructing its cocoon [syn: giant silkworm, wild wilkworm ]
English → English (gcide) Definition: silkworm Caterpillar \Cat"er*pil`lar\, n. [OE. catyrpel, corrupted fr. OF. chatepelouse, or cate pelue, fr. chate, F. chatte, she-cat, fem. of chat, L. catus + L. pilosus hairy, or F. pelu hairy, fr. L. pilus hair. See Cat, and Pile hair.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) The larval state of a butterfly or any lepidopterous insect; sometimes, but less commonly, the larval state of other insects, as the sawflies, which are also called false caterpillars. The true caterpillars have three pairs of true legs, and several pairs of abdominal fleshy legs (prolegs) armed with hooks. Some are hairy, others naked. They usually feed on leaves, fruit, and succulent vegetables, being often very destructive, Many of them are popularly called worms, as the cutworm, cankerworm, army worm, cotton worm, silkworm. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) A plant of the genus Scorpiurus, with pods resembling caterpillars. [1913 Webster] Caterpillar catcher, or Caterpillar eater (Zo["o]l.), a bird belonging to the family of Shrikes, which feeds on caterpillars. The name is also given to several other birds. Caterpillar hunter (Zo["o]l.), any species of beetles of the genus Callosoma and other allied genera of the family Carabid[ae] which feed habitually upon caterpillars. [1913 Webster]


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