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bloodworm

[ bluhd-wurm ]
/ ˈblʌdˌwɜrm /
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noun

any of several red or red-blooded annelid worms, especially various earthworms.
the freshwater larva of midges.

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Origin of bloodworm

First recorded in 1735–45; blood + worm
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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

bloodworm
/ (ˈblʌdˌwɜːm) /

noun

the red wormlike aquatic larva of the midge, Chironomus plumosus, which lives at the bottom of stagnant pools and ditches
a freshwater oligochaete tubifex worm
any of several small reddish worms used as angling bait
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