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 for Woolly bear
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Salt \Salt\, a. [Compar. Salter; superl. Saltest.] [AS.
     sealt, salt. See Salt, n.]
     1. Of or relating to salt; abounding in, or containing, salt;
        prepared or preserved with, or tasting of, salt; salted;
        as, salt beef; salt water. "Salt tears." --Chaucer.
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     2. Overflowed with, or growing in, salt water; as, a salt
        marsh; salt grass.
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     3. Fig.: Bitter; sharp; pungent.
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              I have a salt and sorry rheum offends me. --Shak.
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     4. Fig.: Salacious; lecherous; lustful. --Shak.
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     Salt acid (Chem.), hydrochloric acid.
  
     Salt block, an apparatus for evaporating brine; a salt
        factory. --Knight.
  
     Salt bottom, a flat piece of ground covered with saline
        efflorescences. [Western U.S.] --Bartlett.
  
     Salt cake (Chem.), the white caked mass, consisting of
        sodium sulphate, which is obtained as the product of the
        first stage in the manufacture of soda, according to
        Leblanc's process.
  
     Salt fish.
        (a) Salted fish, especially cod, haddock, and similar
            fishes that have been salted and dried for food.
        (b) A marine fish.
  
     Salt garden, an arrangement for the natural evaporation of
        sea water for the production of salt, employing large
        shallow basins excavated near the seashore.
  
     Salt gauge, an instrument used to test the strength of
        brine; a salimeter.
  
     Salt horse, salted beef. [Slang]
  
     Salt junk, hard salt beef for use at sea. [Slang]
  
     Salt lick. See Lick, n.
  
     Salt marsh, grass land subject to the overflow of salt
        water.
  
     Salt-marsh caterpillar (Zool.), an American bombycid moth
        ({Spilosoma acraea which is very destructive to the
        salt-marsh grasses and to other crops. Called also woolly
        bear. See Illust. under Moth, Pupa, and Woolly
        bear, under Woolly.
  
     Salt-marsh fleabane (Bot.), a strong-scented composite herb
        ({Pluchea camphorata) with rayless purplish heads,
        growing in salt marshes.
  
     Salt-marsh hen (Zool.), the clapper rail. See under Rail.
        
  
     Salt-marsh terrapin (Zool.), the diamond-back.
  
     Salt mine, a mine where rock salt is obtained.
  
     Salt pan.
        (a) A large pan used for making salt by evaporation; also,
            a shallow basin in the ground where salt water is
            evaporated by the heat of the sun.
        (b) pl. Salt works.
  
     Salt pit, a pit where salt is obtained or made.
  
     Salt rising, a kind of yeast in which common salt is a
        principal ingredient. [U.S.]
  
     Salt raker, one who collects salt in natural salt ponds, or
        inclosures from the sea.
  
     Salt sedative (Chem.), boracic acid. [Obs.]
  
     Salt spring, a spring of salt water.
  
     Salt tree (Bot.), a small leguminous tree ({Halimodendron
        argenteum) growing in the salt plains of the Caspian
        region and in Siberia.
  
     Salt water, water impregnated with salt, as that of the
        ocean and of certain seas and lakes; sometimes, also,
        tears.
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              Mine eyes are full of tears, I can not see;
              And yet salt water blinds them not so much
              But they can see a sort of traitors here. --Shak.
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     Salt-water sailor, an ocean mariner.
  
     Salt-water tailor. (Zool.) See Bluefish.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Woolly \Wool"ly\, a.
     1. Consisting of wool; as, a woolly covering; a woolly
        fleece.
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     2. Resembling wool; of the nature of wool. "My fleece of
        woolly hair." --Shak.
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     3. Clothed with wool. "Woolly breeders." --Shak.
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     4. (Bot.) Clothed with a fine, curly pubescence resembling
        wool.
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     Woolly bear (Zool.), 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+(Zool.),+a+plant+louse+({Schizoneura+lanigera">Woolly louse (Zool.), 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 (Zool.), the mongoose lemur.
  
     Woolly+maki+(Zool.),+a+long-tailed+lemur+({Indris+laniger">Woolly maki (Zool.), a long-tailed lemur ({Indris laniger)
        native of Madagascar, having fur somewhat like wool; --
        called also avahi, and woolly lemur.
  
     Woolly monkey (Zool.), 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.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  woolly bear
      n 1: caterpillar of numerous moths characterized by a dense coat
           of woolly hairs; feed on plants and some are destructive
           pests [syn: woolly bear, woolly bear caterpillar]

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