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red worm

noun
1.
North Central, South Midland, and Southern U.S. an earthworm.
Also, redworm.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English
Regional variation note
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Examples for red worm
  • 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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