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

First Known Use of tent caterpillar

1854

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TENT CATERPILLAR Defined for Kids

tent caterpillar

noun

Definition of tent caterpillar for Students

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

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