[voo rm, woo rm, wurm; German vyrm]
- the fourth stage of the glaciation of Eurasia during the Pleistocene.Compare Wisconsin(def 3).
Origin of Würm
< German (1909), after a river in Bavaria, joining the Starnberger See and the river Amper
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Examples from the Web for wurm
The Germans apply the word Wurm to express pity or contempt.
Wurm, without any prefix, had the sense of serpent in German.
The eminent conductor will Wurm himself into favour with everyone.
Probably they were the tail-end of the great migration of the Wurm ice age.The Pacific Triangle
The musical pabulum here provided will be known as "the Diet of Wurm's."
C20: named after the river Würm in Bavaria, Germany
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