tent' cat"erpillar

1. any of the larvae of several moths of the genus Malacosoma, which feed on the leaves of orchard and shade trees and live colonially in a tentlike silken web.
2. the North American larva of M. disstria (forest tent caterpillar), which spins a dense net.

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