woolly bear


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woolly bear

n.
The hairy caterpillar of any of various tiger moths, especially that of Pyrrharctia isabella of North America, which has a body that is reddish-brown in the middle and black at the ends.

woolly bear

n
(Animals) the caterpillar of any of various tiger moths, esp Arctia caja of Europe and Isia isabella of North America, having a dense covering of soft hairs

wool′ly bear`


n.
the caterpillar of any of several moths, as a tiger moth, having a dense coat of woolly hairs.
[1835–45]
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Noun1.woolly bear - caterpillar of numerous moths characterized by a dense coat of woolly hairswoolly bear - caterpillar of numerous moths characterized by a dense coat of woolly hairs; feed on plants and some are destructive pests
caterpillar - a wormlike and often brightly colored and hairy or spiny larva of a butterfly or moth
woolly bear moth - larva of moth of the family Arctiidae
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