from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A small red worm or larva, used as bait for fish.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A young salmon or parr, in the stage in which it has transverse black bands, as if burned by a gridiron.
- n. A small red worm or larva, used as bait for small fresh-water fish; -- so called from its red color.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as brandling.
From its red colour. See brand. (Wiktionary)