Definition of Earthworm

1. Noun. Terrestrial worm that burrows into and helps aerate soil; often surfaces when the ground is cool or wet; used as bait by anglers.




Definition of Earthworm

1. n. Any worm of the genus Lumbricus and allied genera, found in damp soil. One of the largest and most abundant species in Europe and America is L. terrestris; many others are known; -- called also angleworm and dewworm.

Definition of Earthworm

1. Noun. A worm that lives in the ground; a worm of Lumbricidae family, or, more generally, of Lumbricina suborder. ¹

2. Noun. A disparaging reference to a person, particularly one who grovels. ¹

3. Noun. A figurative reference to death. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Earthworm

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Medical Definition of Earthworm

1. 1. Any worm of the genus Lumbricus and allied genera, found in damp soil. One of the largest and most abundant species in Europe and America is L. Terrestris; many others are known; called also angleworm and dewworm. 2. A mean, sordid person; a niggard. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Earthworm

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earthsman
earthsmen
earthspace
earthstar
earthstars
earthtongue
earthward
earthwards
earthware
earthwares
earthwax
earthwolf
earthwork
earthworks
earthworm (current term)
earthworms
earthy
earthy water
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earwig
earwigged
earwigging
earwiggy
earwigs
earwitness
earwitnesses

Literary usage of Earthworm

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1. Handbook of Nature-study for Teachers and Parents, Based on the Cornell by Anna Botsford Comstock (1911)
"THE earthworm Teacher's Story LTHOUGH not generally considered attractive, for two reasons the earthworm has an important place in nature-study: it ..."

2. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1889)
"THE GIANT earthworm OF GIPPSLAND. THE recently issued first part of the "Transactions of the Royal Society" of Victoria contains an elaborate essay by Mr. ..."

3. College zoology by Robert William Hegner (1918)
"THE earthworm — LUMBRICUS The earthworm has been for many years and is still a favorite type for illustrating the anatomy and physiology of annelids, ..."

4. Foundations of Biology by Lorande Loss Woodruff (1922)
"The difference in structure can best be made clear by comparing the body plan of a higher Invertebrate, such as the common earthworm, with that of Hydra. ..."

5. Report: New York by Otis Stuart (1904)
"A statistical study of variation in the common earthworm, ... Frequency polygon of variation in the number of somites in the body of the common earthworm. ..."

6. Biology: An Introductory Study for Use in Colleges by Herbert William Conn (1912)
"PHYSIOLOGY OF THE earthworm The organs of the earthworm are much simpler than those of the frog. Some of the systems of organs found hi the frog are ..."

7. International Catalogue of Scientific Literature by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1906)
"... new species of earthworm from Norfolk Island. Wellington, Trans. N. Zeal. Inst., 35, 1903, (273- 274). ..."

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