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vinegar eel

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  1. a minute nematode worm, Anguillula aceti, common in vinegar, fermenting paste, etc.

Origin of vinegar eel

First recorded in 1830–40
Also called vinegar worm.
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British Dictionary definitions for vinegar eel

vinegar eel

  1. a nematode worm, Anguillula aceti, that feeds on the organisms that cause fermentation in vinegar and other liquidsAlso called: vinegar worm, eelworm
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