earthworm

noun earth·worm \ ˈərth-ˌwərm \
Updated on: 11 Nov 2017

Definition of earthworm

: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

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First Known Use of earthworm

14th century


EARTHWORM Defined for English Language Learners

earthworm

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Definition of earthworm for English Language Learners

  • : a long worm that lives in damp soil


EARTHWORM Defined for Kids

earthworm

noun earth·worm \ ˈərth-ˌwərm \

Definition of earthworm for Students

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


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