any burrowing annelid of the genus Arenicola, of ocean shores, having tufted gills: used as bait for fishing.
- Also called lug.
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The similar lugworm lives in sandy mud on the sea-shore; and when the tide is out you may often see its casts in thousands.The Animal World, A Book of Natural History | Theodore Wood
The red lugworm, or "red thread," as it is often called, is another plain example of this structure.The Animal World, A Book of Natural History | Theodore Wood
Commonly known as "lugworm," and used by fishermen for bait.The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide | Augusta Foote Arnold
lugworm, lug′wurm, n. a sluggish worm found in the sand on the sea-shore, much used for bait by fishermen.
British Dictionary definitions for lugworm
any polychaete worm of the genus Arenicola, living in burrows on sandy shores and having tufted gills: much used as bait by fishermen: Sometimes shortened to: lug Also called: lobworm
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