clamworm

clamworm

[klam-wurm]
noun
any of several burrowing polychaete worms of the genus Nereis, used as bait for fishing.

Origin:
1795–1805; clam1 + worm

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clamworm (ˈklæmˌwɜːm)
 
n
the US name for the ragworm

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