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or dew worm

[doo-wurm, dyoo-]
noun Chiefly Inland North and Canadian.
  1. the common earthworm.
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Origin of dew-worm

before 1000; Old English dēaw-wyrm (not recorded in ME); see dew, worm

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British Dictionary definitions for dew-worm


  1. any large earthworm that is found on the ground at night and is used as fishing bait
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