Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
any of the stubby limbs attached to the abdomen of certain insect larvae
Origin: pro- plush leg
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
One of the stubby limbs on the abdominal segments of caterpillars and certain other insect larvae.