bamboo worm

noun

Definition of bamboo worm

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

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History and Etymology for bamboo worm

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 11 Aug. 2022.

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