Definition of red worm in English:

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red worm


1A red earthworm used in composting kitchen waste and as fishing bait. Also called red wiggler.
  • Lumbricus rubellus, family Lumbricidae.
Example sentences
  • The classic grayling bait is a small redworm: grayling just love them.
  • The closest you can get to fishing with a natural bait for these timid tench is with the humble maggot and redworm.
  • Three-inch, dark red-maroon redworms have yellowish undersides and work their way through the top 6-12 inches of soil horizontally.
2A parasitic nematode worm occurring in the intestines of horses.
  • Genus Strongylus, class Phasmida.

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Syllabification: red worm

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