ribbon worm


noun

any of various slender, unsegmented marine worms of the phylum Nemertea, being able to contract and stretch to an extreme extent.

Nearby words

  1. ribbon microphone,
  2. ribbon plant,
  3. ribbon snake,
  4. ribbon strip,
  5. ribbon window,
  6. ribbonfish,
  7. ribbonwood,
  8. ribby,
  9. ribcage,
  10. ribeirão prêto

Origin of ribbon worm

First recorded in 1850–55

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British Dictionary definitions for ribbon worm

ribbon worm

noun

another name for nemertean (def. 1)
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