bamboo worm

noun

: a common slender cylindrical reddish polychaete worm (Clymenella torquata) dwelling in tubes in the littoral zone along the New England coast

Word History

Etymology

so called from the resemblance of the segmentally striped body to a jointed bamboo stalk

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“Bamboo worm.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bamboo%20worm. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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