Caterpillar vs Grub - What's the difference?

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Caterpillar is a related term of grub.


As nouns the difference between caterpillar and grub

is that caterpillar is the larva of a butterfly or moth; leafworm while grub is (countable) an immature stage in the life cycle of an insect; a larva.

As a verb grub is

to scavenge or in some way scrounge, typically for food.

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caterpillar

Alternative forms

* caterpiller (archaic)

Noun

(en noun)
  • The larva of a butterfly or moth; leafworm.
  • The bird just ate that green caterpillar .
  • A vehicle with a caterpillar track; a crawler.
  • Synonyms
    * (moth or butterfly larva)
    Derived terms
    * caterpillar catcher * caterpillar eater * caterpillar hunter * caterpillar track * tent caterpillar

    See also

    * pillar

    grub

    English

    (wikipedia grub)

    Noun

  • (countable) An immature stage in the life cycle of an insect; a larva.
  • (uncountable, slang) Food.
  • (obsolete) A short, thick man; a dwarf.
  • (Carew)
    Synonyms
    * (immature insect): larva * : nosh, tucker
    Derived terms
    * grubby * witchetty grub

    Verb

    (grubb)
  • To scavenge or in some way scrounge, typically for food.
  • To dig; to dig up by the roots; to root out by digging; often followed by up .
  • to grub up trees, rushes, or sedge
  • * Hare
  • They do not attempt to grub up the root of sin.
  • * 1898 , , (Moonfleet) Chapter 4
  • Yet there was no time to be lost if I was ever to get out alive, and so I groped with my hands against the side of the grave until I made out the bottom edge of the slab, and then fell to grubbing beneath it with my fingers. But the earth, which the day before had looked light and loamy to the eye, was stiff and hard enough when one came to tackle it with naked hands, and in an hour's time I had done little more than further weary myself and bruise my fingers.
  • (slang) To supply with food.
  • (Charles Dickens)

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