red-worm

red worm

noun
North Central, South Midland, and Southern U.S. an earthworm.
Also, redworm.


Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English


See earthworm.
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red worm

noun
terrestrial worm that burrows into and helps aerate soil; often surfaces when the ground is cool or wet; used as bait by anglers 
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