Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An amphisbænoid lizard of Florida, Rhineura fioridana: so called as forced out of its burrows by a thunder-shower.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) 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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A small burrowing snake-like lizard (Rhineura floridana) native to Florida.

Etymologies

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thunder +‎ worm, so called because it leaves its burrows after a thunderstorm.

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