from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A minute nematode worm (Anguillula aceti) that feeds on the organisms causing fermentation in vinegar. Also called vinegar worm.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a minute nematode worm (Leptodera oxophila, or Anguillula acetiglutinis), commonly found in great numbers in vinegar, sour paste, and other fermenting vegetable substances; -- called also vinegar worm.
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- n. minute eelworm that feeds on organisms that cause fermentation in e.g. vinegar
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