acorn worm

noun

Definition of acorn worm

: any of a class (Enteropneusta) of burrowing wormlike marine animals having an acorn-shaped proboscis and classified with the hemichordates

First Known Use of acorn worm

circa 1889, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of acorn worm was circa 1889

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“Acorn worm.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acorn%20worm. Accessed 2 Oct. 2022.

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