lobworm

[ lob-wurm ]
/ ˈlɒbˌwɜrm /
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noun

the lugworm.

Origin of lobworm

1645–55; dial. lob, earlier lobbe orig., something pendulous (see lob1) + worm
Also called lob.
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lobworm

/ (ˈlɒbˌwɜːm) /

noun

another name for lugworm Sometimes shortened to: lob
a large earthworm used as bait in fishing

Word Origin for lobworm

C17: from obsolete lob lump + worm
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