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Catterpilar vs. Caterpillar: Mastering the Correct Spelling

Edited by Huma Saeed || By Sawaira Riaz || Published on November 29, 2023
"Catterpilar" is an incorrect spelling. The correct spelling is "Caterpillar," referring to the larval stage of butterflies and moths.

Which is correct: Catterpilar or Caterpillar

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Catterpilar is Incorrect

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Key Differences

Think of a pillar that caters to butterflies – it turns into one!
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Remember "Cater" as in "to serve" – "Cater-pillar."
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There's only one 't' in the middle.
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Visualize a small insect "catering" to the life cycle of butterflies.
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Recall the machinery brand "Caterpillar" for heavy equipment.
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Caterpillar Definitions

Caterpillars are known for their distinctive segmented bodies.
The caterpillar inched along the leaf.
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Caterpillars eat voraciously before pupation.
The caterpillar consumed the entire leaf.
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Many caterpillars have unique patterns and colors for protection.
Some caterpillars have vibrant colors to ward off predators.
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The wormlike larva of a butterfly or moth.
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Any of various insect larvae similar to those of the butterfly or moth.
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The larva of a butterfly or moth; leafworm
The bird just ate that green caterpillar.
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A vehicle with a caterpillar track; a crawler
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(maths) A set of subtrees of a tree
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The larval state of a butterfly or any lepidopterous insect; sometimes, but less commonly, the larval state of other insects, as the sawflies, which are also called false caterpillars. The true caterpillars have three pairs of true legs, and several pairs of abdominal fleshy legs (prolegs) armed with hooks. Some are hairy, others naked. They usually feed on leaves, fruit, and succulent vegetables, being often very destructive, Many of them are popularly called worms, as the cutworm, cankerworm, army worm, cotton worm, silkworm.
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A plant of the genus Scorpiurus, with pods resembling caterpillars.
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A wormlike and often brightly colored and hairy or spiny larva of a butterfly or moth
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A large vehicle that is driven by caterpillar tracks; frequently used for moving earth in construction and farm work
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Caterpillar is the larval stage of butterflies and moths.
A caterpillar transforms into a butterfly.
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Oct 27, 2023
Not all caterpillars are harmless; some can sting or irritate skin.
Handle caterpillars with care; some species can sting.
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FAQs

What is the verb form of Caterpillar?

There isn't a standard verb form for "Caterpillar."
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What is the pronunciation of Caterpillar?

/ˈkætərˌpɪlər/
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Why is it called Caterpillar?

The name's origin is unclear, but it might come from the Old French word "catepelose," meaning "hairy cat."
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Which vowel is used before Caterpillar?

It depends on context. For example, "a" as in "a caterpillar."
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What is the root word of Caterpillar?

Derived from Middle English "catirpel," influenced by the Old French "catepelose."
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What is the plural form of Caterpillar?

"Caterpillars."
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Which conjunction is used with Caterpillar?

Any conjunction can be used, depending on the context.
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What is the singular form of Caterpillar?

"Caterpillar."
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Which preposition is used with Caterpillar?

"On" as in "caterpillar on the leaf."
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Is Caterpillar a noun or adjective?

Primarily a noun.
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What is a stressed syllable in Caterpillar?

The first syllable, "Cat."
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What is another term for Caterpillar?

Larva.
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Which article is used with Caterpillar?

Both "a" and "the" can be used.
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Is Caterpillar an adverb?

No.
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Is Caterpillar a negative or positive word?

Neutral.
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Is Caterpillar a collective noun?

No.
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How many syllables are in Caterpillar?

Four syllables.
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What part of speech is Caterpillar?

Noun.
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What is the first form of Caterpillar?

"Caterpillar" (it's primarily a noun).
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Is Caterpillar an abstract noun?

No.
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Which determiner is used with Caterpillar?

"This" or "that" can be used.
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How is Caterpillar used in a sentence?

The green caterpillar was busy munching on a leaf.
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Is Caterpillar a vowel or consonant?

"Caterpillar" is a word, not a single letter, and contains both vowels and consonants.
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Is the word Caterpillar imperative?

No.
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What is the opposite of Caterpillar?

There isn't a direct opposite, but in terms of development, "Butterfly" or "Moth" can be its subsequent stages.
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What is the third form of Caterpillar?

N/A as "Caterpillar" is primarily a noun.
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Is Caterpillar a countable noun?

Yes.
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Is the Caterpillar term a metaphor?

In some contexts, it can be used metaphorically to represent transformation.
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How do we divide Caterpillar into syllables?

Cat-er-pil-lar.
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What is the second form of Caterpillar?

N/A as "Caterpillar" is primarily a noun.
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