1. caterpillar

noun. ['ˈkætəˌpɪlɝ, ˈkætɝˌpɪlɝ'] a wormlike and often brightly colored and hairy or spiny larva of a butterfly or moth.


  • woolly bear
  • cabbageworm
  • Pyrausta nubilalis
  • webworm
  • tobacco hornworm
  • potato worm
  • order Lepidoptera
  • tomato worm
  • Manduca sexta
  • tussock caterpillar
  • bollworm
  • Phthorimaea operculella
  • tomato hornworm
  • silkworm
  • Spodoptera exigua
  • woolly bear caterpillar
  • fall armyworm
  • wild wilkworm
  • cutworm
  • larva
  • corn borer
  • Lepidoptera
  • lappet caterpillar
  • looper
  • Manduca quinquemaculata
  • Spodoptera frugiperda
  • measuring worm
  • tent caterpillar
  • beet armyworm
  • army worm
  • Pseudaletia unipuncta
  • armyworm
  • potato tuberworm
  • cankerworm
  • Pieris rapae
  • giant silkworm

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Rhymes with Caterpillar

  • caterpiller

How do you pronounce caterpillar?

Pronounce caterpillar as ˈkætəˌpɪlər.

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How do you spell caterpillar? Is it catterpilar ?

A common misspelling of caterpillar is catterpilar

Sentences with caterpillar

1. Noun, singular or mass
To do that, the caterpillar will wrap itself in a cocoon known as a chrysalis.

2. Adjective
Repeating the process two or three times a week helps you to stay on top of the caterpillar infestation.

Quotes about caterpillar

1. The caterpillar does all the work, but the butterfly gets all the publicity.
- George Carlin

2. What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.
- Richard Bach, Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah

3. I am so extreme that I do parkour like a caterpillar gyrates. My movements are slow and methodical, but eventually my free running takes flight. I love the same exact way, and my romance has the essence of a butterfly.
- Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

2. caterpillar-tracked

adjective. having caterpillar treads or tracks on the wheels.


  • unaccessible

3. Caterpillar

noun. a large tracked vehicle that is propelled by two endless metal belts; frequently used for moving earth in construction and farm work.


  • cat


  • man
  • woman