Definition of slow-worm in English:
A small snake-like Eurasian legless lizard that is typically brownish or copper-coloured and which gives birth to live young. Also called blindworm.
- Anguis fragilis, family Anguidae
- There are also reptiles, like adders or grass snakes, slow-worms and lizards that are prone to fire damage because they cannot get out quickly enough.
- Other features that had to be considered were protection of trees, shrubs, slow-worms and grass snakes.
- Ground and rove beetles, centipedes, frogs and toads, slow-worms, hedgehogs and many species of birds all eat significant numbers of slugs.
Old English slāwyrm, from slā- (of uncertain origin) + wyrm 'snake'.
Words that rhyme with slow-wormscrew worm
Definition of slow-worm in:
- US English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in India
Most popular in Pakistan