wiggler

noun
wig·​gler | \ ˈwi-g(ə-)lər How to pronounce wiggler (audio) \

Definition of wiggler

1 : a larva or pupa of the mosquito

called also wriggler

2 : one that wiggles

Examples of wiggler in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Conceivably, red wiggler egg casings would be deposited on assorted organic matter on the soil surface, whereas night crawler eggs would be deposited more deeply in the soil. oregonlive, 21 Feb. 2021 This site provides great step-by-step instructions on how to start one, but the idea is simple: Get a bin with a lid, fill it with soil and red wiggler worms, and dump your organic matter in there. Claire Maldarelli, Popular Science, 20 Apr. 2018 Then just adopt about a pound of red worms or red wigglers from your local pet or garden store, have the kids feed them leafy scraps and peels, and let the pooping begin. Jamie Kiffel-alcheh, National Geographic, 24 Dec. 2019 In addition to mulch and groundcovers, which prevent evaporation and erosion, Shatynski practices vermicomposting, placing fruit and vegetable scraps and paper towels in red wiggler worm bins in her garage. Dawn Standke, sandiegouniontribune.com, 12 July 2018 He's written hits for the wigglers, while certainly giving the impression that his own music is made without regard for radio. Andrew Dansby, Houston Chronicle, 25 Oct. 2017 Even restless pencil tappers and toe wigglers grew lethargic. Valerie Strauss, Washington Post, 14 Sep. 2017 One pound of red wigglers will eat one pound of kitchen scraps a day. Jeff Lowenfels, Alaska Dispatch News, 1 Sep. 2017 Red wigglers like darkness and are surface feeders so a depth of 8 to 12 inches is sufficient for your box. Patrice Hanlon, The Mercury News, 30 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of wiggler

1859, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Wiggler.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wiggler. Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

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