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tent caterpillar

noun

Definition of TENT CATERPILLAR

:  any of several social caterpillars (genus Malacosoma and especially M. americanum of the family Lasiocampidae) that form large silken webs on trees and may cause serious defoliation
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First Known Use of TENT CATERPILLAR

1854
TENT CATERPILLAR Defined for Kids

tent caterpillar

noun

Definition of TENT CATERPILLAR for Kids

:  a caterpillar that lives in groups which spin a large silken web resembling a tent

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