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blindworm

[ blahynd-wurm ]
/ ˈblaɪndˌwɜrm /
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noun

a limbless European lizard, Anguis fragilis, related to the glass lizards.
a caecilian, Ichthyophis glutinosus, of Sri Lanka, that coils around its eggs.

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Origin of blindworm

1425–75; late Middle English; see blind, worm; so called because the eyes are very small
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British Dictionary definitions for blindworm

blindworm
/ (ˈblaɪndˌwɜːm) /

noun

another name for slowworm
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