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blindworm

[blahynd-wurm] /ˈblaɪndˌwɜrm/
noun
1.
a limbless European lizard, Anguis fragilis, related to the glass lizards.
2.
a caecilian, Ichthyophis glutinosus, of Sri Lanka, that coils around its eggs.
Origin of blindworm
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English; see blind, worm; so called because the eyes are very small
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blindworm

/ˈblaɪndˌwɜːm/
noun
1.
another name for slowworm
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