railroad worm


Definition of railroad worm

  1. 1 [probably from its dissemination by railroad] :  apple maggot

  2. 2 [from the rows of luminescent spots along its sides making it resemble a lighted train] :  the larva or wingless female of any of several South American beetles (genus Phrixothrix of the family Cantharidae)

Circa 1890

First Known Use of railroad worm

circa 1890

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