worm-eaten

adjective worm-eat·en \ ˈwərm-ˌē-tᵊn \

Definition of worm-eaten

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

First Known Use of worm-eaten

14th century


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