clisiocampa americana


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Lackey \Lack"ey\, n.; pl. Lackeys. [F. laquais; cf. Sp. & Pg.
   lacayo; of uncertain origin; perh. of German origin, and akin
   to E. lick, v.]
   An attending male servant; a footman; a servile follower.
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         Like a Christian footboy or a gentleman's lackey.
                                                  --Shak.
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   Lackey caterpillar (Zool.), the caterpillar, or larva, of
      any bombycid moth of the genus Clisiocampa; -- so called
      from its party-colored markings. The common European
      species (Clisiocampa neustria) is striped with blue,
      yellow, and red, with a white line on the back. The
      American species (Clisiocampa Americana and {Clisiocampa
      sylvatica}) are commonly called tent caterpillars. See
      Tent caterpillar, under Tent.

   Lackey moth (Zool.), the moth which produces the lackey
      caterpillar.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Tent \Tent\, n. [OE. tente, F. tente, LL. tenta, fr. L. tendere,
   tentum, to stretch. See Tend to move, and cf. Tent a roll
   of lint.]
   1. A pavilion or portable lodge consisting of skins, canvas,
      or some strong cloth, stretched and sustained by poles, --
      used for sheltering persons from the weather, especially
      soldiers in camp.
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            Within his tent, large as is a barn.  --Chaucer.
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   2. (Her.) The representation of a tent used as a bearing.
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   Tent bed, a high-post bedstead curtained with a tentlike
      canopy.

   Tent caterpillar (Zool.), any one of several species of
      gregarious caterpillars which construct on trees large
      silken webs into which they retreat when at rest. Some of
      the species are very destructive to fruit trees. The most
      common American species is the larva of a bombycid moth
      (Clisiocampa Americana). Called also {lackery
      caterpillar}, and webworm.
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