Definition of ragworm in English:

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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.

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