lobworm

lobworm

[lob-wurm]
noun
the lugworm.
Also called lob.


Origin:
1645–55; dial. lob, earlier lobbe orig., something pendulous (see lob1) + worm

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lobworm (ˈlɒbˌwɜːm)
 
n
1.  another name for lugworm Sometimes shortened to: lob
2.  a large earthworm used as bait in fishing
 
[C17: from obsolete lob lump + worm]

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