spoonworm

spoonworm

[spoon-wurm]
noun
any of various unsegmented, burrowing marine worms of the phylum Echiura, of shallow waters worldwide, having a sausage-shaped body and a flattened head.

Origin:
1835–45; spoon + worm

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