American English

Definition of caterpillar noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

caterpillar

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈkæt̮əˌpɪlər//
 
, NAmE//ˈkæt̮ərˌpɪlər//
 
 
jump to other results
a small creature like a worm with legs, that develops into a butterfly or moth (= flying insects with large, sometimes brightly colored, wings). Caterpillars eat the leaves of plants.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: caterpillar

Other results

All matches