lobworm

[ lob-wurm ]
/ ˈlɒbˌwɜrm /
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noun

the lugworm.

Nearby words

  1. lobule,
  2. lobule of epididymis,
  3. lobulus,
  4. lobus,
  5. lobus azygos,
  6. loc.,
  7. loc. cit.,
  8. loc. primo cit.,
  9. loca,
  10. locable

Origin of lobworm

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

Also called lob.

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British Dictionary definitions for lobworm

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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