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Line breaks: ver¦micu|lated
Pronunciation: /vəˈmɪkjʊleɪtɪd

Definition of vermiculated in English:


1(Especially of the plumage of a bird) marked with sinuous or wavy lines.
Example sentences
  • Schools of large mouth mackerel, many vermiculated angelfish, a few dogtooth tuna, and even a small whale shark made this diving very special.
  • As a female of this duck never shows any vermiculated feathers this remark seems to indicate that Buller was not familiar with the distinctive plumage of the sexes.
2 archaic Worm-eaten.

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