earthworm

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noun earth·worm \ˈərth-ˌwərm\

Definition of earthworm

  1. :  a terrestrial annelid worm (class Oligochaeta); especially :  any of a family (Lumbricidae) of numerous widely distributed hermaphroditic worms that move through the soil by means of setae and feed on decaying organic matter

14th Century

First Known Use of earthworm

14th century


EARTHWORM Defined for English Language Learners

earthworm

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noun earth·worm \ˈərth-ˌwərm\

Definition of earthworm for English Language Learners

  • : a long worm that lives in damp soil


EARTHWORM Defined for Kids

earthworm

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noun earth·worm \ˈərth-ˌwərm\

Definition of earthworm for Students

  1. :  a worm that has a long body made up of similar segments and lives in damp soil



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