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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The teredo.
  • n. The ringworm.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The teredo; -- so called because it injures the bottoms of vessels, where not protected by copper.
  • n. The ringworm.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The ship-worm, Teredo navalis. “A moth that fretteth garments.”
  • n. “A worm breeding in one's hand.”

Etymologies

copper +‎ worm: the teredo used to damage the bottoms of vessels if they were not protected by copper. (Wiktionary)

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