from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A genus of annelids, belonging to the Oligochæta, and including the common earthworms. See earthworm.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The typical genus of Lumbricidæ, and together with Perichæta composing that family; the earthworms proper, as L. terrestris.


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