brandling

[brand-ling]
noun
  1. a small, reddish-brown earthworm, Eisenia foetida, having yellow markings, found chiefly in manure piles and used as bait.

Origin of brandling

First recorded in 1645–55; brand + -ling1
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brandling

noun
  1. 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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