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brandling

[brand-ling] /ˈbrænd lɪŋ/
noun
1.
a small, reddish-brown earthworm, Eisenia foetida, having yellow markings, found chiefly in manure piles and used as bait.
Origin of brandling
1645-1655
First recorded in 1645-55; brand + -ling1
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brandling

/ˈbrændlɪŋ/
noun
1.
a small red earthworm, Eisenia foetida (or Helodrilus foetidus), found in manure and used as bait by anglers
Word Origin
C17: from brand + -ling1
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