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white worm

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Definition of white worm in English:

noun

A burrowing marine bristle worm which is bluish-white with iridescent pink shading and a grey dorsal line.
  • Nephtys hombergi, family Nephtyidae
Example sentences
  • Most prized of all are long, slimy white worms which are hacked out of mangrove branches and eaten live.
  • Middle England is infested with ugly estates, radioactive waste, wriggling white worms, Japanese knotweed and ghosts that do not always wish the living well.
  • Get another shoebox, top to 3/4 full with dampened peat moss, and you have the insurance of a supply of white worms.

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