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Examples from the Web for nereis
Nereis, the Rainbow Worm (p. 159) may be named as an example.Stories of the Universe: Animal Life
The earth-worm, the lobworm, the nereis, and the leech belong to this division.
Large numbers of marine worms of the genus Nereis, which prey upon oysters, are eaten by shorebirds.Our Vanishing Wild Life
William T. Hornaday
Grube thinks that the nereis of Delle Chiaie is no other than the Polyno malleata.Animal Parasites and Messmates
P. J. Van Beneden
There is another species, resembling Nereis procera which I have not yet identified.
- any polychaete worm of the genus NereisSee ragworm
C18: from Latin; see Nereid 1
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