peanut worm


noun

any small, unsegmented, marine worm of the phylum Sipuncula, that when disturbed retracts its anterior portion into the body, giving the appearance of a peanut seed.

Nearby words

  1. peanut,
  2. peanut butter,
  3. peanut gallery,
  4. peanut heaven,
  5. peanut oil,
  6. peanuts,
  7. pear,
  8. pear haw,
  9. pear psylla,
  10. pear thrips

Also called sipunculid.

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