Definition of ragworm in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ˈraɡwəːm/


A predatory marine bristle worm which is frequently used as bait by fishermen.
  • Family Nereidae: several genera and species, especially Nereis diversicolor
Example sentences
  • Lugworm and ragworm are also good, but tend to produce the smaller fish.
  • But researchers have found that both kinds of photoreceptors grow on a humble animal known as a ragworm, which is believed to have branched off very early in the evolution of bilaterians.
  • Stray ragworm wound their excitable way to land, before diving below the sandy surface in fear of their lives.
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.