sandworm
noun Date: 1776 any of various sand-dwelling polychaete worms: as a. any of several large burrowing worms (especially genus Nereis) often used as bait b. lugworm

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  • Sandworm — may refer to:* The Lugworm, a large marine worm, also known as a sandworm in the UK * Sandworm (US), the common clam worm, or King Ragworm, a polychaete worm of the family Nereidae, known as a sandworm in the USIn Fiction* Sandworm (Dune), a… …   Wikipedia

  • Sandworm — Sand worm , n. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) Any one of numerous species of annelids which burrow in the sand of the seashore. (b) Any species of annelids of the genus {Sabellaria}. They construct firm tubes of agglutinated sand on rocks and shells, and are… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sandworm — [sand′wʉrm΄] n. any of various large, marine polychaetous worms usually living in burrows along sandy coastlines and commonly used as fishing bait, including the lugworm and nereis …   English World dictionary

  • sandworm — a marine worm (Polychaeta) used as bait in angling, e.g. for striped bass. Also called blood worm …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • sandworm — /sand werrm /, n. 1. any of several marine worms that live in sand. 2. clamworm. [1770 80; SAND + WORM] * * * …   Universalium

  • sandworm — noun a) The lugworm. b) The clam worm or ragworm …   Wiktionary

  • sandworm — Any of the various dog and cat hookworms whose larvae cause cutaneous larva migrans …   Medical dictionary

  • sandworm — sand•worm [[t]ˈsændˌwɜrm[/t]] n. 1) ivt any of various marine worms that live in sand 2) ivt clamworm • Etymology: 1770–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • sandworm — /ˈsændwɜm/ (say sandwerm) noun a polychaete of the family Nereididae, especially Australonereis ehlersi, found in the sandy mud in estuaries or brackish waters of Australia, and used as bait for fish …   Australian English dictionary

  • sandworm — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: sand (I) + worm 1. : any of various sand dwelling polychaete worms: as a. : clam worm b. : lugworm …   Useful english dictionary

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