- any of several red or red-blooded annelid worms, especially various earthworms.
- the freshwater larva of midges.
Origin of bloodworm
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It is much like the bloodworm in appearance and structure, but its body is greenish instead of red.The Sea Shore
William S. Furneaux
- the red wormlike aquatic larva of the midge, Chironomus plumosus, which lives at the bottom of stagnant pools and ditches
- a freshwater oligochaete tubifex worm
- any of several small reddish worms used as angling bait
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