brandling

brandling

[brand-ling]
noun
a small, reddish-brown earthworm, Eisenia foetida, having yellow markings, found chiefly in manure piles and used as bait.

Origin:
1645–55; brand + -ling1

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brandling (ˈbrændlɪŋ)
 
n
a small red earthworm, Eisenia foetida (or Helodrilus foetidus), found in manure and used as bait by anglers
 
[C17: from brand + -ling1]

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