hairy caterpillar

hairy caterpillar
рельеф, изображенный в виде цепочек, напоминающих волосяную гусеницу

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  • hairy — hair|y [ˈheəri US ˈheri] adj comparative hairier superlative hairiest 1.) a hairy person or animal has a lot of hair on their body ▪ a skinny guy with hairy legs ▪ a hairy caterpillar 2.) informal dangerous or frightening, often in a way that is… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Caterpillar catcher — 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 Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Caterpillar eater — 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 Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Caterpillar hunter — 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 Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • caterpillar — mid 15c., catyrpel, probably altered (by association with M.E. piller plunderer; see PILLAGE (Cf. pillage)) from O.N.Fr. caterpilose (O.Fr. chatepelose), lit. hairy cat (probably in ref. to the wooly bear variety), from L.L. catta cat + pilosus… …   Etymology dictionary

  • caterpillar — ► NOUN 1) the larva of a butterfly or moth. 2) (also caterpillar track or tread) trademark an articulated steel band passing round the wheels of a vehicle for travel on rough ground. ORIGIN perhaps from a variant of Old French chatepelose hairy… …   English terms dictionary

  • caterpillar — [kat′ər pil΄ər; kat′əpil΄ər] n. [ME catirpel < NormFr catepilose (OFr chatepelose), lit., hairy cat < L catta, CAT1 + pilosus < pilus, hair: see PILE2] the wormlike larva of various insects, esp. of a butterfly or moth ☆ [C ] trademark… …   English World dictionary

  • caterpillar — cat·er·pil·lar (kăt’ər pīl′ər, kăt’ə ) n. 1) The wormlike larva of a butterfly or moth. 2) Any of various insect larvae similar to those of the butterfly or moth. ╂ [Middle Englishcatirpel, catirpeller, probably alteration of Old North… …   Word Histories

  • Caterpillar — Caterpillars are the larval form of a member of the order Lepidoptera (the insect order comprising butterflies and moths). They are mostly phytophagous in food habit, with some species being entomophagous. Caterpillars are voracious feeders and… …   Wikipedia

  • caterpillar — [15] Etymologically, a caterpillar is a ‘hairy cat’. The word comes ultimately from late Latin *catta pilōsa: catta is the source of English cat, while pilōsus ‘hairy’ is a derivative of Latin pilus ‘hair’, from which English gets pile of a… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins


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