Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun caterpillar

2 senses of caterpillar

Sense 1
caterpillar -- (a wormlike and often brightly colored and hairy or spiny larva of a butterfly or moth)
       => larva -- (the immature free-living form of most invertebrates and amphibians and fish which at hatching from the egg is fundamentally unlike its parent and must metamorphose)

Sense 2
Caterpillar, cat -- (a large tracked vehicle that is propelled by two endless metal belts; frequently used for moving earth in construction and farm work)
       => tracked vehicle -- (a self-propelled vehicle that moves on tracks)

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