ribbon worm
noun Date: 1855 nemertean

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  • ribbon worm — n. NEMERTEAN …   English World dictionary

  • ribbon worm — any of various slender, unsegmented marine worms of the phylum Nemertea, being able to contract and stretch to an extreme extent. [1850 55] * * * ▪ invertebrate also called  bootlace worm, proboscis worm, nemertine, or nemertean        any member …   Universalium

  • ribbon worm — noun soft unsegmented marine worms that have a threadlike proboscis and the ability to stretch and contract • Syn: ↑nemertean, ↑nemertine, ↑proboscis worm • Hypernyms: ↑worm • Member Holonyms: ↑Nemertea, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • ribbon worm — noun a chiefly aquatic worm with a long flattened body that is typically brightly coloured. [Phylum Nemertea.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • ribbon worm — rib′bon worm n. ivt nemertean • Etymology: 1850–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • ribbon worm — /ˈrɪbən wɜm/ (say ribuhn werm) noun → nemertean (def. 2) …   Australian English dictionary

  • worm — wormer, n. wormlike, wormish, adj. /werrm/, n. 1. Zool. any of numerous long, slender, soft bodied, legless, bilaterally symmetrical invertebrates, including the flatworms, roundworms, acanthocephalans, nemerteans, gordiaceans, and annelids. 2.… …   Universalium

  • ribbon — n. 1 a a narrow strip or band of fabric, used esp. for trimming or decoration. b material in this form. 2 a ribbon of a special colour etc. worn to indicate some honour or membership of a sports team etc. 3 a long narrow strip of anything, e.g.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ribbon — Rib bon, n. [OE. riban, OF. riban, F. ruban, probably of German origin; cf. D. ringband collar, necklace, E. ring circle, and band.] [Written also {riband}, {ribband}.] 1. A fillet or narrow woven fabric, commonly of silk, used for trimming some… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ribbon fish — Ribbon Rib bon, n. [OE. riban, OF. riban, F. ruban, probably of German origin; cf. D. ringband collar, necklace, E. ring circle, and band.] [Written also {riband}, {ribband}.] 1. A fillet or narrow woven fabric, commonly of silk, used for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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