vinegar worm

noun
minute eelworm that feeds on organisms that cause fermentation in e.g. vinegar
Hypernyms: ↑eelworm
Member Holonyms: ↑Anguillula, ↑genus Anguillula, ↑Turbatrix, ↑genus Turbatrix

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noun

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vinegar eel or vinegar worm,
a minute nematode worm found commonly in vinegar.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • vinegar worm — Vinegar Vin e*gar, n. [OE. vinegre, F. vinaigre; vin wine (L. vinum) + aigre sour. See {Wine}, and {Eager}, a.] 1. A sour liquid used as a condiment, or as a preservative, and obtained by the spontaneous (acetous) fermentation, or by the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Vinegar — Vin e*gar, n. [OE. vinegre, F. vinaigre; vin wine (L. vinum) + aigre sour. See {Wine}, and {Eager}, a.] 1. A sour liquid used as a condiment, or as a preservative, and obtained by the spontaneous (acetous) fermentation, or by the artificial… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Vinegar eel — Vinegar Vin e*gar, n. [OE. vinegre, F. vinaigre; vin wine (L. vinum) + aigre sour. See {Wine}, and {Eager}, a.] 1. A sour liquid used as a condiment, or as a preservative, and obtained by the spontaneous (acetous) fermentation, or by the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Vinegar lamp — Vinegar Vin e*gar, n. [OE. vinegre, F. vinaigre; vin wine (L. vinum) + aigre sour. See {Wine}, and {Eager}, a.] 1. A sour liquid used as a condiment, or as a preservative, and obtained by the spontaneous (acetous) fermentation, or by the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Vinegar plant — Vinegar Vin e*gar, n. [OE. vinegre, F. vinaigre; vin wine (L. vinum) + aigre sour. See {Wine}, and {Eager}, a.] 1. A sour liquid used as a condiment, or as a preservative, and obtained by the spontaneous (acetous) fermentation, or by the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Vinegar tree — Vinegar Vin e*gar, n. [OE. vinegre, F. vinaigre; vin wine (L. vinum) + aigre sour. See {Wine}, and {Eager}, a.] 1. A sour liquid used as a condiment, or as a preservative, and obtained by the spontaneous (acetous) fermentation, or by the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vinegar eel — ☆ vinegar eel or vinegar worm n. a small nematode worm (Anguillula aceti) often found in unsterilized vinegar …   English World dictionary

  • vinegar eel — noun minute eelworm that feeds on organisms that cause fermentation in e.g. vinegar • Syn: ↑vinegar worm, ↑Anguillula aceti, ↑Turbatrix aceti • Hypernyms: ↑eelworm • Member Holonyms: ↑Anguillula, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • vinegar eel — a minute nematode worm, Anguillula aceti, common in vinegar, fermenting paste, etc. Also called vinegar worm. [1830 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • vinegar eel — /ˈvɪnɪgər il/ (say viniguhr eel) noun a minute nematode worm, Anguillula aceti, found in vinegar, etc. Also, vinegar worm …   Australian English dictionary

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