slowworm

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noun slow·worm \ˈslō-ˌwərm\

Definition of slowworm

  1. :  a burrowing limbless European lizard (Anguis fragilis) with small eyes —called also blindworm

Origin and Etymology of slowworm

Middle English sloworm, from Old English slāwyrm, from slā- (akin to Swedish slå earthworm) + wyrm worm


First Known Use: before 12th century


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