clam worm
noun Date: 1885 any of several large burrowing polychaete worms (as a nereid) often used as bait

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  • Atlantic jackknife clam — Taxobox name = Atlantic jackknife clam image caption = Empty shell of Ensis directus regnum = Animalia phylum = Mollusca classis = Bivalvia ordo = Veneroida familia = Solenidae genus = Ensis species = E. directus binomial = Ensis directus… …   Wikipedia

  • Plastic worm — Orange plastic worm. A plastic worm (or trout worm) is a plastic fishing lure, generally made to simulate an earthworm. Plastic worms can carry a variety of shapes, colors and sizes, and are made from a variety of synthetic polymers. Some are… …   Wikipedia

  • clamworm — clam•worm [[t]ˈklæmˌwɜrm[/t]] n. ivt any of several polychaete worms of the genus Nereis, used as bait • Etymology: 1795–1805 …   From formal English to slang

  • Alitta succinea — Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum …   Wikipedia

  • Ragworm — A ragworm is a polychaete worm of the genus Nereis or the family Nereidae. Ragworms are often used as fishing bait, especially the North Atlantic species Nereis diversicolor . Ragworms are true worms (Annelidae) and are segmented like all true… …   Wikipedia

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