bag-worm

bagworm

[bag-wurm]
noun
any moth of the family Psychidae in its caterpillar phase, in which it wraps itself in a bag of silk, leaves, etc.

Origin:
1860–65, Americanism; bag + worm

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bagworm (ˈbæɡˌwɜːm)
 
n
1.  the larva of moths of the family Psychidae, which forms a protective case of silk covered with grass, leaves, etc
2.  bagworm moth any moth of the family Psychidae

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