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

  • n. Any of various segmented, burrowing marine worms of the genus Arenicola, especially A. marina, often used as fishing bait. Also called lobworm.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A large marine annelid worm of the species Arenicola marina, whose coiled castings can often be seen on beaches at low tide.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A large marine annelid (Arenicola marina) having a row of tufted gills along each side of the back. It is found burrowing in sandy beaches, both in America and Europe, and is used for bait by European fishermen. Called also lobworm, and baitworm.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An annelid of the family Arenicolid├Ž, inhabiting the sea-shore.

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

  • n. marine worms having a row of tufted gills along each side of the back; often used for fishing bait

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(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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