from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various chiefly marine worms or wormlike invertebrates of the phyla Annelida, Pogonophora, Phoronida, or Vestimentifera, living within tubular cases made of mineral or chitinous secretions or of aggregated grit.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of many marine polychaete worms, mostly of the family Serpulidae, which construct permanent calcareous tubes on rocks, ship bottoms etc.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any annelid which constructs a tube; one of the Tubicolæ.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A tubicolous worm; one of the sedentary annelids which live in cases; especially, a serpula. See Tubicolæ, 2 .
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