woolly bear

Definitions of woolly bear
  1. noun
    caterpillar of numerous moths characterized by a dense coat of woolly hairs; feed on plants and some are destructive pests
    synonyms: woolly bear caterpillar
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    woolly bear moth
    larva of moth of the family Arctiidae
    type of:
    a wormlike and often brightly colored and hairy or spiny larva of a butterfly or moth
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