American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The hairy caterpillar of any of various moths, especially that of the North American tiger moth Isia isabella, having a reddish-brown middle stripe and black at either end.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Zoöl.) the hairy larva of several species of bombycid moths. The most common species in the United States are the salt-marsh caterpillar (see under Salt), the black and red woolly bear, or larva of the Isabella moth (see
Illust., under Isabella Moth), and the yellow woolly bear, or larva of the American ermine moth (Spilosoma Virginica).
- n. caterpillar of numerous moths characterized by a dense coat of woolly hairs; feed on plants and some are destructive pests
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