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

  • n. Any of various segmented worms, especially of the genera Nereis and Arenicola, generally inhabiting coastal mud or sand and often used as fishing bait.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The lugworm.
  • n. The clam worm or ragworm.
  • n. The chigoe, a species of flea.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Any one of numerous species of annelids which burrow in the sand of the seashore.
  • n. Any species of annelids of the genus Sabellaria. They construct firm tubes of agglutinated sand on rocks and shells, and are sometimes destructive to oysters.
  • n. The chigoe, a species of flea.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A worm that lives in the sand: applied to various arenicolous or limicolous annelids, found especially in the sand of the sea-shore, and quite different from ordinary earthworms. They are much used for bait.
  • n. A worm that constructs a sand-tube, as a species of Sabellaria.

Etymologies

sand +‎ worm (Wiktionary)

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