Leafworm vs Caterpillar - What's the difference?

leafworm | caterpillar |


As nouns the difference between leafworm and caterpillar

is that leafworm is a caterpillar that eats the leaves of plants while caterpillar is the larva of a butterfly or moth; leafworm.

leafworm

English

Alternative forms

* leaf worm * leaf-worm

Noun

(en noun)
  • A caterpillar that eats the leaves of plants.
  • Derived terms

    * African cotton leafworm * cotton leafworm * cotton leafworm moth * oriental leafworm moth

    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