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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One that wiggles, such as a worm or a restless child.
  • n. The larva or pupa of a mosquito.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Anything that wiggles.
  • n. The larva of a mosquito.
  • n. An earthworm.
  • n. A magnet designed to make a beam of charged particles follow a curving path in a accelerator.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The young, either larva or pupa, of the mosquito; -- called also wiggletail.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The larva of a mosquito. Same as wriggler, 1, and wiggletail.
  • n. One who or that which wriggles.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. larva of a mosquito
  • n. terrestrial worm that burrows into and helps aerate soil; often surfaces when the ground is cool or wet; used as bait by anglers
  • n. one who can't stay still (especially a child)

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