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glowworm

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noun glow·worm \ˈglō-ˌwərm\

Simple Definition of glowworm

  • : a type of insect that produces a small amount of light from its body

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of glowworm

  1. :  any of various luminous insect larvae or adults with wings rudimentary or lacking; especially :  a larva or wingless female of a firefly (family Lampyridae) that emits light from the abdomen

Origin and Etymology of glowworm

Middle English


First Known Use: 14th century


GLOWWORM Defined for Kids

glowworm

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noun glow·worm \ˈglō-ˌwərm\

Definition of glowworm for Students

  1. :  an insect or insect larva that gives off light




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