[ bluhd-wurm ]

  1. any of several red or red-blooded annelid worms, especially various earthworms.

  2. the freshwater larva of midges.

Origin of bloodworm

First recorded in 1735–45; blood + worm

Words Nearby bloodworm Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use bloodworm in a sentence

  • It is much like the bloodworm in appearance and structure, but its body is greenish instead of red.

    The Sea Shore | William S. Furneaux

British Dictionary definitions for bloodworm


/ (ˈblʌdˌwɜːm) /

  1. the red wormlike aquatic larva of the midge, Chironomus plumosus, which lives at the bottom of stagnant pools and ditches

  2. a freshwater oligochaete tubifex worm

  1. any of several small reddish worms used as angling bait

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