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  • n. An earthworm of the species Lumbricus terrestris, known for its large size and nocturnal surfacings
  • n. More generally, any arbitrarily large earthworm, especially those favored in angling

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A terrestrial worm that burrows into and helps aerate soil; an earthworm. It often surfaces when the ground is cool or wet, and is used as bait by anglers. The term is used mostly in the northern and western U. S.

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

  • n. terrestrial worm that burrows into and helps aerate soil; often surfaces when the ground is cool or wet; used as bait by anglers

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