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dew worm

Syllabification: dew worm

Definition of dew worm in English:

noun

North American
An earthworm, in particular one used as fishing bait.
Example sentences
  • In addition, fertilizers and even some plastics can be toxic to dew worms and African night crawlers.
  • The fishermen use dew worms which are collected during the night after the rain by the light of a hand-lamp.
  • The declared number of dew worms exported to the United States was about 500 million in 1978.

Origin

Old English deaw-wyrm 'ringworm'; compare with East Frisian dauworm, denoting both ringworm and the earthworm.

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