from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having the shape or motion of a worm.
- adj. Having wormlike markings; vermiculate.
- adj. Caused by or relating to worms.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of, pertaining to, or having the form of a worm; vermiculate
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to a worm or worms; resembling a worm; shaped like a worm; especially, resembling the motion or track of a worm. See peristaltic.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Noting limestone, sandstone, or shale rocks from which minerals have been dissolved leaving round holes or cavities which give the rock the appearance of having been worm-eaten.
- Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
- Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate: as, vermicular erosions.
- Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
- In botany, shaped like a worm; thick, and almost cylindrical, but bent in different places, as some roots
- A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks. See rustic work, under rustic.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. decorated with wormlike tracery or markings
Medieval Latin vermiculāris, from Latin vermiculus, diminutive of vermis, worm; see wer-2 in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)