inchworm

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The characteristic "looping" movement of an inchworm, the caterpillar of the geometer moth (Geometridae sp.), which makes it look as if it is measuring its journey

Etymology[edit]

From inch + worm.

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inchworm (plural inchworms)

  1. The larva of a moth of the family Geometridae.

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