Lugworm
Lugworm Lug"worm`, n. [1st lug + worm.] (Zo["o]l.) A large marine annelid ({Arenicola marina}) having a row of tufted gills along each side of the back. It is found burrowing in sandy beaches, both in America and Europe, and is used for bait by European fishermen. Called also {lobworm}, and {baitworm}. [1913 Webster]

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  • lugworm — ► NOUN ▪ a bristle worm living in muddy sand and leaving characteristic worm casts, used as fishing bait. ORIGIN from earlier lug lugworm , of unknown origin …   English terms dictionary

  • lugworm — c.1600, from lug, probably a Celtic word (the first recorded use is in a Cornwall context) unrelated to lug (n.) or lug (v.) + WORM (Cf. worm). But OED suggests connection with lug (v.) on the notion of heavy, clumsy …   Etymology dictionary

  • lugworm — [lug′wʉrm΄] n. [ LUG3 + WORM] any of a family (Arenicolidae) of polychaetous worms that burrow into sandy seashores and are used for bait …   English World dictionary

  • Lugworm — Taxobox | name = Lugworm image width = 240px image caption = Lugworm, Arenicola marina , casts on the beach at Ballyholme, Northern Ireland regnum = Animalia phylum = Annelida classis = Polychaeta ordo = Capitellida familia = Arenicolidae genus …   Wikipedia

  • lugworm — /lug werrm /, n. any burrowing annelid of the genus Arenicola, of ocean shores, having tufted gills: used as bait for fishing. Also called lug. [1795 1805; LUG4 + WORM] * * * ▪ polychaete genus       (genus Arenicola), any of several marine worms …   Universalium

  • lugworm — noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1802 any of a genus (Arenicola) of marine polychaete worms that have a row of tufted gills along each side of the back and are used for bait …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • lugworm — noun A large marine worm of the phylum Annelida, whose coiled castings can often be seen on beaches at low tide. Syn: sandworm …   Wiktionary

  • lugworm — lug|worm [ˈlʌgwə:m US wə:rm] n BrE a small ↑worm that lives in sand by the sea, often used to catch fish …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • lugworm — n. marine worm with short stiff hair used as fishing bait …   English contemporary dictionary

  • lugworm — noun a bristle worm living in muddy sand and leaving characteristic worm casts, widely used as fishing bait. [Arenicola marina.] Origin C19: from earlier lug (of unknown origin) + worm …   English new terms dictionary

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