Brandling \Brand"ling\, Brandlin \Brand"lin\, n. (Zo["o]l.) Same as {Branlin}, fish and worm. [1913 Webster]

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  • brandling — [brand′liŋ΄] n. [ BRAND, n. + LING1: so named from the color] 1. a small, red or yellowish worm used for fish bait 2. a young salmon …   English World dictionary

  • brandling — /ˈbrændlɪŋ/ (say brandling) noun a small, reddish brown earthworm, Helodrilus foetidus, with yellow markings, found chiefly in manure heaps, used as a bait in fishing. {brand + ling1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • brandling — 1) a common reddish brown earthworm (Eisenia foetida) often used as fish bait 2) a young salmon, or occasionally a trout (English dialect) …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • brandling — /brand ling/, n. a small, reddish brown earthworm, Eisenia foetida, having yellow markings, found chiefly in manure piles and used as bait. [1645 55; BRAND + LING1] * * * …   Universalium

  • brandling — noun a) The young or parr of the salmon, so named from its markings being, as it were, branded b) A small, red worm used for bait in fresh water fishing …   Wiktionary

  • brandling — North Country (Newcastle) Words a name given to a species of trout caught in the rivers of Northumberland …   English dialects glossary

  • brandling — striped earthworm used as fishing bait Unusual Animals …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • brandling — brand·ling || brændlɪŋ n. small earthworm …   English contemporary dictionary

  • brandling — noun a red earthworm with rings of a brighter colour, used in compost and as bait by anglers. [Eisenia fetida.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • brandling — brand·ling …   English syllables

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