Spilosoma Virginica
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} (Zo["o]l.), 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} (Zo["o]l.), 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} (Zo["o]l.), the mongoose lemur.

{Woolly maki} (Zo["o]l.), a long-tailed lemur ({Indris laniger}) native of Madagascar, having fur somewhat like wool; -- called also {avahi}, and {woolly lemur}.

{Woolly monkey} (Zo["o]l.), 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]


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  • Spilosoma Virginica — White White (hw[imac]t), a. [Compar. {Whiter} (hw[imac]t [ e]r); superl. {Whitest}.] [OE. whit, AS. hw[imac]t; akin to OFries. and OS. hw[=i]t, D. wit, G. weiss, OHG. w[=i]z, hw[=i]z, Icel. hv[=i]tr, Sw. hvit, Dan. hvid, Goth. hweits, Lith.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Leersia Virginica — White White (hw[imac]t), a. [Compar. {Whiter} (hw[imac]t [ e]r); superl. {Whitest}.] [OE. whit, AS. hw[imac]t; akin to OFries. and OS. hw[=i]t, D. wit, G. weiss, OHG. w[=i]z, hw[=i]z, Icel. hv[=i]tr, Sw. hvit, Dan. hvid, Goth. hweits, Lith.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Yellow woolly bear — Taxobox name = Spilosoma virginica image caption = White Variant (larva) status = NE status system = IUCN3.1 regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda classis = Insecta ordo = Lepidoptera superfamilia = Noctuoidea familia = Arctiidae subfamilia =… …   Wikipedia

  • List of Lepidoptera that feed on ashes — Ashes ( Fraxinus spp.) are used as food plants by the larvae (caterpillars) of a number of Lepidoptera species, including the following. (Unless otherwise stated, records are from the Nearctic region.) Adelidae:* Adela croesella – UK record… …   Wikipedia

  • Abies concolor — White White (hw[imac]t), a. [Compar. {Whiter} (hw[imac]t [ e]r); superl. {Whitest}.] [OE. whit, AS. hw[imac]t; akin to OFries. and OS. hw[=i]t, D. wit, G. weiss, OHG. w[=i]z, hw[=i]z, Icel. hv[=i]tr, Sw. hvit, Dan. hvid, Goth. hweits, Lith.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Abies grandis — White White (hw[imac]t), a. [Compar. {Whiter} (hw[imac]t [ e]r); superl. {Whitest}.] [OE. whit, AS. hw[imac]t; akin to OFries. and OS. hw[=i]t, D. wit, G. weiss, OHG. w[=i]z, hw[=i]z, Icel. hv[=i]tr, Sw. hvit, Dan. hvid, Goth. hweits, Lith.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Amphihelia oculata — White White (hw[imac]t), a. [Compar. {Whiter} (hw[imac]t [ e]r); superl. {Whitest}.] [OE. whit, AS. hw[imac]t; akin to OFries. and OS. hw[=i]t, D. wit, G. weiss, OHG. w[=i]z, hw[=i]z, Icel. hv[=i]tr, Sw. hvit, Dan. hvid, Goth. hweits, Lith.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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