railroad worm

railroad worm


Definition of RAILROAD WORM

[probably from its dissemination by railroad] :  apple maggot
[from the rows of luminescent spots along its sides making it resemble a lighted train] :  the larva or wingless female of any of several South American beetles (genus Phrixothrix of the family Cantharidae)

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