red worm

North Central, South Midland, and Southern U.S. an earthworm.
Also, redworm.

1400–50; late Middle English

See earthworm. Unabridged
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red worm

terrestrial worm that burrows into and helps aerate soil; often surfaces when the ground is cool or wet; used as bait by anglers 
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Still others, including a blood-red worm that lives within the shells of mussels, are parasites.
Their population was reduced or eliminated as the red worm population increased and the paper to casting ratio decreased.
He put on two millers and covered each hook with an appetizing red worm.
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