blind-worm

blindworm

[blahynd-wurm]
noun
1.
a limbless European lizard, Anguis fragilis, related to the glass lizards.
2.
a caecilian, Ichthyophis glutinosus, of Sri Lanka, that coils around its eggs.

Origin:
1425–75; late Middle English; see blind, worm; so called because the eyes are very small

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blindworm (ˈblaɪndˌwɜːm)
 
n
another name for slowworm

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