- a limbless European lizard, Anguis fragilis, related to the glass lizards.
- a caecilian, Ichthyophis glutinosus, of Sri Lanka, that coils around its eggs.
Origin of blindworm
Examples from the Web for blindworm
Historical Examples of blindworm
The blindworm then, is Saurophidian; it is quite as much a lizard as a snake.
The first snake, the Blindworm, is not a snake, nor yet a worm.
I occasionally saw a snake, but always of the harmless, blindworm variety.Jethou
E. R. Suffling
It bears some resemblance to the blindworm of England, feeds on much the same diet, and has similar habits.Bible Animals;
J. G. Wood
But the blindworm, or slowworm, as this creature is called, is perfectly harmless.The Animal World, A Book of Natural History
- another name for slowworm