noun earth·worm \-ˌwərm\

: a long worm that lives in damp soil

Full Definition of EARTHWORM

:  a terrestrial annelid worm (class Oligochaeta); especially :  any of a family (Lumbricidae) of numerous widely distributed hermaphroditic worms that move through the soil by means of setae and feed on decaying organic matter

First Known Use of EARTHWORM

14th century
EARTHWORM Defined for Kids


noun earth·worm \ˈərth-ˌwərm\

Definition of EARTHWORM for Kids

:  a worm that has a long body made up of similar segments and lives in damp soil


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