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bloodworm

[bluhd-wurm] /ˈblʌdˌwɜrm/
noun
1.
any of several red or red-blooded annelid worms, especially various earthworms.
2.
the freshwater larva of midges.
Origin of bloodworm
1735-1745
1735-45; blood + worm
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  • It is much like the bloodworm in appearance and structure, but its body is greenish instead of red.

    The Sea Shore William S. Furneaux
British Dictionary definitions for bloodworm

bloodworm

/ˈblʌdˌwɜːm/
noun
1.
the red wormlike aquatic larva of the midge, Chironomus plumosus, which lives at the bottom of stagnant pools and ditches
2.
a freshwater oligochaete tubifex worm
3.
any of several small reddish worms used as angling bait
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