fishworm
1) a parasitic worm of fishes
2) an earthworm used as bait in angling. Also called fishing worm

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • fishworm — ☆ fishworm [fish′wʉrm΄ ] n. ANGLEWORM …   English World dictionary

  • fishworm — /fish werrm /, n. Chiefly New Eng. and Northern and Midland U.S. an earthworm. [1850 55, Amer.; FISH + WORM] Regional Variation. See earthworm. * * * …   Universalium

  • fishworm — noun terrestrial worm that burrows into and helps aerate soil; often surfaces when the ground is cool or wet; used as bait by anglers • Syn: ↑earthworm, ↑angleworm, ↑fishing worm, ↑wiggler, ↑nightwalker, ↑nightcrawler, ↑crawler, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • fishing worm — noun terrestrial worm that burrows into and helps aerate soil; often surfaces when the ground is cool or wet; used as bait by anglers • Syn: ↑earthworm, ↑angleworm, ↑fishworm, ↑wiggler, ↑nightwalker, ↑nightcrawler, ↑crawler, ↑dew …   Useful english dictionary

  • nightcrawler — ightcrawler n. A terrestrial worm that burrows into and helps aerate soil; an earthworm. It often surfaces when the ground is cool or wet, and is used as bait by anglers. The term is used mostly in the northern and western U. S. Syn: earthworm,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fishing worm — an earthworm used as bait in angling. Also called fishworm …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • earthworm — /errth werrm /, n. 1. any one of numerous annelid worms that burrow in soil and feed on soil nutrients and decaying organic matter. 2. Archaic. a mean or groveling person. [1400 50; late ME ertheworm. See EARTH, WORM] Regional Variation. The… …   Universalium

  • tapeworm — Synonyms and related words: Chilopoda, Chordata, Echiuroidea, Ectoprocta, Entoprocta, Monoplacophora, Nemertinea, Phoronidea, angleworm, appetite, canine appetite, drought, dryness, earthworm, emptiness, empty stomach, fishworm, helminth, hollow… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • worm — Synonyms and related words: amble, angleworm, animal, armyworm, beast, blast, blight, blighter, bollworm, bookworm, cancer, canker, claudicate, contort, corkscrew, cotton worm, crawl, creep, crinkle, cur, dog, dogtrot, drag, drag along, drag out …   Moby Thesaurus

  • kómmoyo'kstsiikinakimm — earthworm; synonyms (n) angleworm, crawler, creeper, dewworm, fishworm, mad, nightcrawler, nightwalker, wiggler, lackey, niggard, slattern, squirmer, sycophant, toady, wriggler …   Blackfoot - English thesaurus dictionary

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