worm-eaten

adjective
worm-eat·​en | \ ˈwərm-ˌē-tᵊn How to pronounce worm-eaten (audio) \

Definition of worm-eaten

1a : eaten or burrowed by worms worm-eaten timber
b : pitted

First Known Use of worm-eaten

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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“Worm-eaten.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/worm-eaten. Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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