any of various slender, unsegmented marine worms of the phylum Nemertea, being able to contract and stretch to an extreme extent.
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Origin of ribbon worm
First recorded in 1850–55
Words nearby ribbon worm
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British Dictionary definitions for ribbon worm
another name for nemertean (def. 1)
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