dew worm

noun
terrestrial worm that burrows into and helps aerate soil; often surfaces when the ground is cool or wet; used as bait by anglers
Syn:
Derivationally related forms: ↑crawl (for: ↑crawler), ↑wiggle (for: ↑wiggler)
Hypernyms: ↑oligochaete, ↑oligochaete worm
Member Holonyms: ↑Oligochaeta, ↑class Oligochaeta

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noun
: an earthworm suitable for use as bait : night crawler

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dew worm noun
The common earthworm
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Main Entry:dew

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dew worm,
= earthworm. (Cf.earthworm)

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n. an earthworm, in particular one used as fishing bait
Origin:
Old English deaw-wyrm ‘ringworm’; compare with East Frisian dauworm, denoting both ringworm and the earthworm

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • dew worm — n. NIGHT CRAWLER * * * …   Universalium

  • dew worm — n. NIGHT CRAWLER …   English World dictionary

  • dew-worm — /dooh werrm , dyooh /, n. Chiefly Inland North and Canadian. the common earthworm. Also, dew worm. [bef. 1000; OE deaw wyrm (not recorded in ME); see DEW, WORM] Regional Variation. See earthworm. * * * …   Universalium

  • dew-worm — /dooh werrm , dyooh /, n. Chiefly Inland North and Canadian. the common earthworm. Also, dew worm. [bef. 1000; OE deaw wyrm (not recorded in ME); see DEW, WORM] Regional Variation. See earthworm …   Useful english dictionary

  • dew-worm — n. Earth worm, lob worm (Lumbricus terrestris) …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • dew worm — noun Date: 1599 night crawler …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • dew worm — noun N. Amer. an earthworm, in particular one used as fishing bait. Origin OE deaw wyrm ringworm …   English new terms dictionary

  • oligochaete worm — noun hermaphroditic terrestrial and aquatic annelids having bristles borne singly along the length of the body • Syn: ↑oligochaete • Hypernyms: ↑annelid, ↑annelid worm, ↑segmented worm • Hyponyms: ↑earthworm, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • fishing worm — noun terrestrial worm that burrows into and helps aerate soil; often surfaces when the ground is cool or wet; used as bait by anglers • Syn: ↑earthworm, ↑angleworm, ↑fishworm, ↑wiggler, ↑nightwalker, ↑nightcrawler, ↑crawler, ↑dew …   Useful english dictionary

  • red worm — noun terrestrial worm that burrows into and helps aerate soil; often surfaces when the ground is cool or wet; used as bait by anglers • Syn: ↑earthworm, ↑angleworm, ↑fishworm, ↑fishing worm, ↑wiggler, ↑nightwalker, ↑nightcrawler, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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