Earthworm - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈɜːrθwɜːrm|  American pronunciation of the word earthworm
Brit.  |ˈəːθwəːm|  British pronunciation of the word earthworm

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: angleworm, crawler, fishworm, nightcrawler, nightwalker, wiggler)

Examples

...students in science class learning how to distinguish a dragonfly naiad from an earthworm...

Word forms

noun
singular: earthworm
plural: earthworms
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