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NOUN (1)

1. caterpillar of numerous moths characterized by a dense coat of woolly hairs; feed on plants and some are destructive pests;
[syn: woolly bear, woolly bear caterpillar]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Salt \Salt\, a. [Compar. Salter; superl. Saltest.] [AS. sealt, salt. See Salt, n.] 1. Of or relating to salt; abounding in, or containing, salt; prepared or preserved with, or tasting of, salt; salted; as, salt beef; salt water. "Salt tears." --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. Overflowed with, or growing in, salt water; as, a salt marsh; salt grass. [1913 Webster] 3. Fig.: Bitter; sharp; pungent. [1913 Webster] I have a salt and sorry rheum offends me. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 4. Fig.: Salacious; lecherous; lustful. --Shak. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster] Salt acid (Chem.), hydrochloric acid. Salt block, an apparatus for evaporating brine; a salt factory. --Knight. Salt bottom, a flat piece of ground covered with saline efflorescences. [Western U.S.] --Bartlett. Salt cake (Chem.), the white caked mass, consisting of sodium sulphate, which is obtained as the product of the first stage in the manufacture of soda, according to Leblanc's process. Salt fish. (a) Salted fish, especially cod, haddock, and similar fishes that have been salted and dried for food. (b) A marine fish. Salt garden, an arrangement for the natural evaporation of sea water for the production of salt, employing large shallow basins excavated near the seashore. Salt gauge, an instrument used to test the strength of brine; a salimeter. Salt horse, salted beef. [Slang] Salt junk, hard salt beef for use at sea. [Slang] Salt lick. See Lick, n. Salt marsh, grass land subject to the overflow of salt water. Salt-marsh caterpillar (Zool.), an American bombycid moth (Spilosoma acraea which is very destructive to the salt-marsh grasses and to other crops. Called also woolly bear. See Illust. under Moth, Pupa, and Woolly bear, under Woolly. Salt-marsh fleabane (Bot.), a strong-scented composite herb (Pluchea camphorata) with rayless purplish heads, growing in salt marshes. Salt-marsh hen (Zool.), the clapper rail. See under Rail. Salt-marsh terrapin (Zool.), the diamond-back. Salt mine, a mine where rock salt is obtained. Salt pan. (a) A large pan used for making salt by evaporation; also, a shallow basin in the ground where salt water is evaporated by the heat of the sun. (b) pl. Salt works. Salt pit, a pit where salt is obtained or made. Salt rising, a kind of yeast in which common salt is a principal ingredient. [U.S.] Salt raker, one who collects salt in natural salt ponds, or inclosures from the sea. Salt sedative (Chem.), boracic acid. [Obs.] Salt spring, a spring of salt water. Salt tree (Bot.), a small leguminous tree (Halimodendron argenteum) growing in the salt plains of the Caspian region and in Siberia. Salt water, water impregnated with salt, as that of the ocean and of certain seas and lakes; sometimes, also, tears. [1913 Webster] Mine eyes are full of tears, I can not see; And yet salt water blinds them not so much But they can see a sort of traitors here. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Salt-water sailor, an ocean mariner. Salt-water tailor. (Zool.) See Bluefish. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Woolly \Wool"ly\, a. 1. Consisting of wool; as, a woolly covering; a woolly fleece. [1913 Webster] 2. Resembling wool; of the nature of wool. "My fleece of woolly hair." --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. Clothed with wool. "Woolly breeders." --Shak. [1913 Webster] 4. (Bot.) Clothed with a fine, curly pubescence resembling wool. [1913 Webster] Woolly bear (Zool.), the hairy larva of several species of bombycid moths. The most common species in the United States are the salt-marsh caterpillar (see under Salt), the black and red woolly bear, or larva of the Isabella moth (see Illust., under Isabella Moth), and the yellow woolly bear, or larva of the American ermine moth (Spilosoma Virginica). Woolly butt (Bot.), an Australian tree (Eucalyptus longifolia), so named because of its fibrous bark. Woolly louse (Zool.), a plant louse (Schizoneura lanigera syn Erisoma lanigera) which is often very injurious to the apple tree. It is covered with a dense coat of white filaments somewhat resembling fine wool or cotton. In exists in two forms, one of which infests the roots, the other the branches. See Illust. under Blight. Woolly macaco (Zool.), the mongoose lemur. Woolly maki (Zool.), a long-tailed lemur (Indris laniger) native of Madagascar, having fur somewhat like wool; -- called also avahi, and woolly lemur. Woolly monkey (Zool.), any South American monkey of the genus Lagothrix, as the caparro. Woolly rhinoceros (Paleon.), an extinct rhinoceros (Rhinoceros tichorhinus) which inhabited the arctic regions, and was covered with a dense coat of woolly hair. It has been found frozen in the ice of Siberia, with the flesh and hair well preserved. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

woolly bear n 1: caterpillar of numerous moths characterized by a dense coat of woolly hairs; feed on plants and some are destructive pests [syn: woolly bear, woolly bear caterpillar]