noun Date: 1653 earthworm

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  • Angleworm — An gle*worm , n. (Zo[ o]l.) A earthworm of the genus {Lumbricus}, frequently used by anglers for bait. See {Earthworm}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • angleworm — ☆ angleworm [aŋ′gəl wʉrm΄ ] n. an earthworm: so called because used as fishing bait …   English World dictionary

  • angleworm — Earthworm Earth worm , n. 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any worm of the genus {Lumbricus} and allied genera, found in damp soil. One of the largest and most abundant species in Europe and America is {L. terrestris}; many others are known; called also {angleworm} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • angleworm — a small earthworm used as bait in angling, usually for small stream trout and panfish, cf. night crawler …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • angleworm — /ang geuhl werrm /, n. Chiefly Northern, North Midland, and Western U.S. an earthworm, as used for bait in angling. [1825 35, Amer.; ANGLE2 + WORM] Regional Variation. See earthworm. * * * …   Universalium

  • angleworm — noun A worm (usually an earthworm) destined to be used as bait by a fisherman …   Wiktionary

  • angleworm — n. earthworm …   English contemporary dictionary

  • angleworm — an•gle•worm [[t]ˈæŋ gəlˌwɜrm[/t]] n. ivt dial. an earthworm, as used for bait in angling • Etymology: 1825–35, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • angleworm — /ˈæŋgəlwɜm/ (say angguhlwerm) noun an earthworm used for bait in angling …   Australian English dictionary

  • angleworm — 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, ↑fishworm, ↑fishing worm, ↑wiggler, ↑nightwalker, ↑nightcrawler, ↑crawler, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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