clam worm

noun

Definition of clam worm

: any of several large burrowing polychaete worms (such as a nereid) often used as bait

First Known Use of clam worm

1885, in the meaning defined above

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“Clam worm.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/clam%20worm. Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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