vermiculate

adjective
ver·​mic·​u·​late | \ (ˌ)vər-ˈmi-kyə-lət How to pronounce vermiculate (audio) \
variants: or vermiculated \ (ˌ)vər-​ˈmi-​kyə-​ˌlā-​təd How to pronounce vermiculated (audio) \

Definition of vermiculate

2 : full of worms : worm-eaten
b : marked with irregular fine lines or with wavy impressed lines a vermiculate nut

Other Words from vermiculate

vermiculation \ (ˌ)vər-​ˌmi-​kyə-​ˈlā-​shən How to pronounce vermiculation (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of vermiculate

1605, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for vermiculate

borrowed from Latin vermiculātus "marked with wavy lines," from vermiculus "insect larva, grub" (from vermis "worm" + -culus, diminutive suffix) + -ātus -ate entry 3 — more at worm entry 1

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“Vermiculate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vermiculate. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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