brandling

[brand-ling]
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noun

a small, reddish-brown earthworm, Eisenia foetida, having yellow markings, found chiefly in manure piles and used as bait.

Nearby words

  1. brandes,
  2. brandied,
  3. branding,
  4. branding iron,
  5. brandish,
  6. brando,
  7. brando, marlon,
  8. brandon,
  9. brandreth,
  10. brandt

Origin of brandling

First recorded in 1645–55; brand + -ling1

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British Dictionary definitions for brandling

brandling

noun

a small red earthworm, Eisenia foetida (or Helodrilus foetidus), found in manure and used as bait by anglers

Word Origin for brandling

C17: from brand + -ling 1

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