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- n. A small burrowing snake-like lizard (Rhineura floridana) native to Florida.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A small, footless, burrowing, snakelike lizard (Rhineura Floridana) allied to Amphisbæna, native of Florida; -- so called because it leaves its burrows after a thundershower.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An amphisbænoid lizard of Florida, Rhineura fioridana: so called as forced out of its burrows by a thunder-shower.
thunder + worm, so called because it leaves its burrows after a thunderstorm. (Wiktionary)