slowworm


slow·worm

noun \-ˌwərm\

Definition of SLOWWORM

:  a burrowing limbless European lizard (Anguis fragilis) with small eyes —called also blindworm

Origin of SLOWWORM

Middle English sloworm, from Old English slāwyrm, from slā- (akin to Swedish slå earthworm) + wyrm worm
First Known Use: before 12th century

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