from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To adorn or decorate with wavy or winding lines.
- adj. Bearing wavy, wormlike lines.
- adj. Having a wormlike motion; twisting or wriggling.
- adj. Sinuous; tortuous.
- adj. Infested with worms; worm-eaten.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. to decorate with lines resembling the tracks of worms
- adj. Like a worm; resembling a worm.
- adj. Vermiculated.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To form or work, as by inlaying, with irregular lines or impressions resembling the tracks of worms, or appearing as if formed by the motion of worms.
- adj. Wormlike in shape; covered with wormlike elevations; marked with irregular fine lines of color, or with irregular wavy impressed lines like worm tracks.
- adj. Crawling or creeping like a worm; hence, insinuating; sophistical.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To become full of worms; be eaten by worms.
- To ornament with winding and waving lines, as if caused by the movement of worms.
- In zoöl.: Forming a vermiculation; fine, close-set, and wavy or tortuous, as color-marks; vermicular: as, vermiculate color-markings.
- In entomology: Marked with tortuous impressions, as if worm-eaten, as the elytra of certain beetles; vermiculated. Having thick-set tufts of parallel hairs.
- Full of worms; infested with worms; worm-eaten.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. infested with or damaged (as if eaten) by worms
- v. decorate with wavy or winding lines
- adj. decorated with wormlike tracery or markings
Latin vermiculārī, vermiculāt-, from vermiculus, diminutive of vermis, worm; see vermicular.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin vermiculatus ("inlaid in wavy lines"), past participle of vermiculor ("to be full of worms or worm-eaten"), from vermiculus ("little worm") (Wiktionary)