: a common and widely distributed genus of earthworms (family Lumbricidae) not readily distinguished from Lumbricus and including one of the commonest earthworms (A. caliginosa) of temperate regions

Word History


New Latin, from all- + lobo- + -phora

First Known Use

1887, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Allolobophora was in 1887

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“Allolobophora.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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