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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1854, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of tent caterpillar was in 1854

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tent caterpillar

noun

Kids Definition of tent caterpillar

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

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