[ luhg-wurm ]
/ ˈlʌgˌwɜrm /
any burrowing annelid of the genus Arenicola, of ocean shores, having tufted gills: used as bait for fishing.
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Words nearby lugworm
Also called lug.
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Example sentences from the Web for lugworm
Lugworm, lug′wurm, n. a sluggish worm found in the sand on the sea-shore, much used for bait by fishermen.
Commonly known as "lugworm," and used by fishermen for bait.The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide|Augusta Foote Arnold
British Dictionary definitions for lugworm
/ (ˈlʌɡˌwɜːm) /
any polychaete worm of the genus Arenicola, living in burrows on sandy shores and having tufted gills: much used as bait by fishermenSometimes shortened to: lug Also called: lobworm
Word Origin for lugworm
C17: of uncertain origin
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