Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A worm that burrows in and feeds on flesh; the maggot of the flesh-fly and other dipterous insects: sometimes used figuratively. See cut under flesh-fly.
  • noun The spiral threadworm or trichina, Trichina spiralis.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • And where thou seest the pamper'd flesh-worm trail,

    Poems, 1799

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