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Refers to any variety of hairy caterpillars, particularly in abundance after the monsoons. Believed to cause itching should one touch it. Recommended treatment (as preferred by leading aunties in India) is to rub the affected area with a blanket to get the spines out. Also called kambol keed in Konkani, which is the literal translation of the term.

Usage

Aunty, blanket worms are hanging from the trees!
You come inside, Danny will put fire for them.
Added 2012-11-05 by priloza