vinegar-eel

vinegar eel

noun
a minute nematode worm, Anguillula aceti, common in vinegar, fermenting paste, etc.
Also called vinegar worm.


Origin:
1830–40

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vinegar eel
 
n
vinegar worm, Also called: eelworm a nematode worm, Anguillula aceti, that feeds on the organisms that cause fermentation in vinegar and other liquids

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