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Caterpillar. The representative, in the Authorized Version, of the Hebrew words, chasil and yelek.

1. Chasil occurs in 1 Kings 8:37; 2 Chronicles 6:28; Psalms 78:46; Isaiah 33:4; Joel 1:4 and seems to be applied to a locust, perhaps in its larva state.

2. Yelek. See Locust. .

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Smith, William, Dr. Entry for 'Caterpillar'. Smith's Bible Dictionary. 1901.

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